by Chevy Anderson
David Dondero wore a stare, Simon Joyner wore a straw hat and Mechanical River wore a baseball helmet — with face shield — Wednesday, June 13 at The Sydney in Benson. The crowd, which came to see two of what many believe to be America's greatest living songwriters in Dondero and Joyner perform, donned drinking hats.
Dondero has deep ties and many friends in Omaha, stemming from before he even put out records on Conor Oberst's Team Love Records label. His friend Joyner joined him, along with Joel T. Hamilton from the one-man-band Mechanical River on drums, for an encore that ended with Neil Young's "Don't Cry No Tears."
See photos from the evening below:
Chevy Anderson is a Hear Nebraska contributor. With this photo essay, we welcome him warmly into the HN fold.