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Tim O'Brien (b. March 16, 1954 in Wheeling, West Virginia) is an American bluegrass, old time and celtic musician. O'Brien plays guitar, fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki and mandocello and is an accomplished vocalist. He moved to Boulder, Colorado in the 1970s and became part of the music scene there. In 1978 he founded the bluegrass group Hot Rize. Hot Rize had its own offshoot band called Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers. The band would walk off stage, change clothes, and reappear… read more

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  • Avatar for Thinspread
    A true legend. Check out an artist inspired by him - http://www.last.fm/music/Ike+Catrett/Shine+Brightly
  • Avatar for JoshCIVM
    Mmmmm. I feel like I should only have one Tim O'Brien in my life. This guy's classy, but other Tim O'Brien is one of my favorite authors. I am torn.
  • Avatar for cassmaster
    amazing violin. holy gosh.
  • Avatar for Fauxfoe
    "Safe In Your Arms" is such a magical song. Chameleon is one of my favorite albums! It makes me sad though that none of his top songs are from that album. Listen to Chameleon!
  • Avatar for Razinni
    People try to pin this guy down as Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Celtic, Americana, Western Swing, whatever. The truth is we all need to get over the labels and just sit back and enjoy.
  • Avatar for Fauxfoe
    I added some newer pics of Tim O'Brien to the gallery, since I was getting really sick of that ancient one they have up now. Yay!
  • Avatar for jcshepard
    Tim O'Brien will be Live@Lunch on [url]http://krfcfm.org[/url] webstream, noon MST Friday 10 Mar 06.

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