Posted by: Nick | June 18, 2009

STRINGS ATTACHED: The Louisville Orchestra with Dashboard Confessional @ Whitney Hall – 11/7

Disclaimer:  I am posting about this because I love the concept.  I accept no responsibility for writing about Dashboard Confessional.  Comment below if you have some recommendations on who you would like to see with the Louisville Orchestra.  For the record, Cowboy Mouth Junkies has already done one, so you can’t pick them.

BB&T Strings Attached
Saturday, November 7, 2009 | 8pm | Whitney Hall
Buy Tickets (on sale May 29)| 502.584.7777
$62.00, $39.00, $29.00

Jason Weinberger, conductor
The Louisville Orchestra with Dashboard Confessional

Originally conceived in 1998, Dashboard Confessional began as a way for Chris Carrabba to work outside the boundaries of his then band, Further Seems Forever. Their debut album, The Swiss Army Romance, was filled with intimate, soul-bearing acoustic numbers and was followed by The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most, which earned him his first gold record and the MTV2 Artist of the Year Award in 2002.

Dashboard’s third album, 2003’s A Mark A Mission A Brand A Scar, and the band’s last release, 2006’s Dusk and Summer, went gold shortly after their respective releases and earned Carrabba the respect of U2, who personally asked the band to join them on a 2005 North American tour.

At that point, Carrabba and his bandmates – guitarist John Lefler, bassist Scot Schoenbeck and drummer Mike Marsh – had capped off months of touring with a triumphant sold out show at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Now, Dashboard Confessional has completed recording their new, yet-to-be-titled album with producer and Fountains of Wayne bassist Adam Schlesinger in a New York studio set to be released later this year.

Join the Louisville Orchestra as we perform with Dashboard Confessional for our first BB&T Strings Attached concert of the season on November 7, 2009 at 8pm.



  1. Was it Cowboy Mouth or Cowboy Junkies? Would be cool to see Louisville’s own My Morning Jacket backed by the orchestra. They’ve already performed with the Boston Symphony…

  2. Elbow has recorded a record with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

  3. That is a great call. And you were right about the Cowboy Junkies.

  4. I have nothing to add to this discussion except to say that Nick probably has a secret crush on Dashboard Confessional. He even tagged them.

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