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Tim O’Brien (Uncredited)

Tim O’Brien

In Tim O’Brien’s music, things come together. The uncanny intersection of traditional and contemporary elements in his songwriting, his tireless dedication to a vast and still expanding array of instruments, and his ongoing commitment to place himself in as many unique and challenging musical scenarios as possible has made him a key figure in today’s thriving roots music scene – and well beyond it. 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 capacity 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 favorite singers.” O’Brien listens to bluegrass and hears the music’s roots in modal Irish ballads and vintage swing.

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<i>Woody Guthrie at 100</i>: Jam Session with Tom Paxton, Tim O'Brien, Noel Paul Stookey, and Mark Schatz 10/14/12: Woody Guthrie at 100: Jam Session with Tom Paxton, Tim O'Brien, Noel Paul Stookey, and Mark Schatz

Tom Paxton, Noel Paul Stookey, Tim O’Brien, and Mark Schatz are presenting a Woody Guthrie Hootenanny Guitar and Sing-Along Jam Session. Bring your guitar, and be prepared to Rise Up Singing with these masters of folk and traditional music.

Woody Guthrie at 100: Jam Session with Tom Paxton, Tim O'Brien, Noel Paul Stookey, and Mark Schatz

Tom Paxton, Noel Paul Stookey, Tim O’Brien, and Mark Schatz are presenting a Woody Guthrie Hootenanny Guitar and Sing-Along Jam Session. Bring your guitar, and be prepared to Rise Up Singing with these masters of folk and traditional music.

Tim O’Brien 10/13/12: Tim O’Brien

The Grammy®-winning bluegrass guitarist, fiddler, banjoist, and vocalist offers a solo concert while in town to honor the life and work of folk singer Woody Guthrie.

Tim O’Brien

The Grammy®-winning bluegrass guitarist, fiddler, banjoist, and vocalist offers a solo concert while in town to honor the life and work of folk singer Woody Guthrie.

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