On Friday night three artists who all rightfully could have headlined such a show came together to play a benefit for the beloved CSUN radio station KCSN 88.5 Los Angeles. Sky Daniels, the KCSN program director, introduced the artists by saying, "Our mission is to support musicians and we can't do it without you guys. We're going to do our best to support new artists and continue to play established ones." Although Ryan Adams, Conor Oberst, and David Gray all had limited time compared to what they are used to, each put on a show that was sure to be remembered by the audience. Leaving the venue, several excited fans exclaimed "best show I've ever seen in the Valley!!!" I don't think they were the only ones who felt that way.
All three artists had successful 2014 releases. Ryan Adams is currently on tour supporting "Ryan Adams"; Conor Oberst is currently on tour supporting "Upside Down Mountain", and David Gray is currently on tour supporting "Mutineers."
For more info on KCSN: http://www.kcsn.org
[All words and photographs by Lindsey Best]