Weave Song Blues
Wake And Be Fine

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Okkervil River

Will Sheff is a true performer. He may be tired, stressed or simply not too keen on doing a lot of promo-stuff before Okkervil River shows. But as soon as he switches to performance mode he immerses in a completely different world. We meet the Austin-based mastermind of Okkervil River in the backstage area at Haldern Pop Festival after he played an acoustic song for German television. To get a bit away from the festival hustle and bustle we cross the fence towards the lakeside and wander along the water to a small „hobo camp“, as Will says. With the peaceful lake behind him, Will starts into „Weave Room Blues“, the beautiful B-Side from the „Wake And Be Fine“ single. Some passers-by, obviously not knowing who plays in front of them, come to prepare a little picnic at the „hobo camp“ in the meantime. For the second song, a powerful solo rendition of the single A-side „Wake And Be Fine“ from the new album „I Am Very Far“, Will walks along the lakeside, accentuating the dynamics of the song with every part of his body. Again, a great performer!


  • Posted: September 14, 2011
  • Camera: Michael Luger
  • Sound Recording: Matthias Leihs
  • Post-Production: Michael Luger
  • Photography: Simon Brugner