Tim O’Brien

Grammy winning singer songwriter and multi instrumentalist Tim O’Brien grew up singing in church and in school, and after seeing Doc Watson on TV, became a lifelong devotee of old time and bluegrass music. Tim first toured nationally in the 1980’s with Colorado bluegrass band Hot Rize. Kathy Mattea scored a country hit with his song  Walk The Way The Wind Blows in 1986, and soon more artists like Nickel Creek and Garth Brooks covered his songs. Over the years, Tim has released 15 solo CD’s, as well as collaborations with his sister Mollie O’Brien, songwriter Darrell Scott, and noted old time musician Dirk Powell. He’s performed or recorded with Steve Earle, Mark Knopfler, Bill Frisell, and Steve Martin, and produced records for Yonder Mountain Stringband, David Bromberg, and Canada’s Old Man Luedecke. 

His newest release Where the River Meets the Road features songs from his native West Virginia.  Bluegrass and Americana covers from songwriters Hazel Dickens, Billy Edd Wheeler, and Bill Withers sit alongside heartfelt autobiographical originals, with help from collaborators like Chris Stapleton, Kathy Mattea, Stuart Duncan, and Noam Pikelny. 

O’Brien’s solo shows feature his solid guitar, fiddle, and banjo, along with his engaging vocals and harmony from Jan Fabricius. Expect a range of original compositions and traditional arrangements from his many discs, mixed with stories and Tim’s self deprecating humor. 

Tour Dates

04-05-2017Portland, ORAlberta Rose Theatre
04-06-2017Seattle, WATractor Tavern
04-07-2017Berkeley, CAFreight and Salvage
04-08-2017Sebastopol, CASebastapol Community Center
04-11-2017Worthington, OHNatalie’s
04-12-2017Newport, KYSouthgate House Revival
04-13-2017Ann Arbor, MIThe Ark
04-14-2017Kent, OHThe Kent Stage
04-25-2017Bergen Op Zoom, NLCrossroad Sessions
04-28-2017Amsterdam, NLParadiso
04-30-2017Utrecht, NLCloud Nine / Tivolivredenburg
05-01-2017Eindhoven, NLMineer Frits
05-03-2017Leicester, UKGuildhall Lane
05-04-2017London, UKBush Hall
05-17-2017Glasgow, UKSt. Andrews In The Square
05-18-2017Edinburgh, UKThe Teviot Debating Hall
05-19-2017Saltaire, UKThe Live Room @ Caroline Social Club
05-20-2017Bury, UKThe Met
05-21-2017Sheffield, UKThe Greystones
06-04-2017Ogden, UTOgden Music Festival
06-15-2017Telluride, COTelluride Bluegrass Festival
06-16-2017Telluride, COTelluride Bluegrass Festival
06-17-2017Telluride, COTelluride Bluegrass Festival
06-18-2017Telluride, COTelluride Bluegrass Festival
07-15-2017Mount Solon, VARed Wing Roots Music Festival
07-28-2017Lyons, CORockyGrass
08-12-2017Alta, WYTarghee Bluegrass Festival
08-26-2017Black Mountain, NCJam In The Trees-Pisgah Brewing