Tim O’Brien’s presence – be it as a bandleader, songwriter, mentor, instrumentalist, or vocalist – has been strongly felt not only in his own rich music, but in the many recordings of his songs by such artists as the Dixie Chicks, Garth Brooks, Dierks Bentley, Nickel Creek, Kathy Mattea, the New Grass Revival, and the Seldom Scene, and in his recorded collaborations with Steve Martin, the Chieftains, and innumerable others.
Most recently, O’Brien has been performing before crowds in the band of Mark Knopfler, who described O’Brien as
‘a master of American folk music, Irish music, Scottish music ? it doesn’t matter; a fine songwriter and one of my favourite singers.’
It has been four years since Tim’s last solo recording. Between collaborations with Darrell Scott, the recent Grammy-winning recording with Jerry Douglas’ ‘Earls of Leicester’ and the rebooting of Hot Rize; he?s barely had time for a shower. Thankfully, he’s squeezed some time out to visit us offering a taste of ‘Pompadour’, his new solo record
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