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On the surface, Tim O’Brien’s career seems maddeningly eclectic. But over the years, he’s become a subtle master at mixing the primary musical colors into his own distinct sound. You hear the numerous influences in every note, yet each and every note is uniquely his own.

The Wall Street Journal has characterized O’Brien’s work as
"classic-sounding material stamped with his own perceptive personality."
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PRESS RELEASE: Short Order Sessions

Tim O’Brien launches Short Order Sessions

Grammy winning Americana artist Tim O’Brien will launch his new download label Short Order Sessions on January 6th. Available on all digital music outlets including iTunes and Amazon, the label’s debut release is Brush My Teeth With Coca-Cola, a humorous look at the Freedom Industries chemical spill one year ago that contaminated the water supply of 300K West Virginia residents.

Proceeds from Brush My Teeth With Coca-Cola will benefit West Virginia environmental organization AWARE. ( Read more »

West Virginia Music Hall of Fame 2015

As a board member and a West Virginia Music Hall of Fame 2013 Inductee myself, I want to announce the 2015 inductees:
John Ellison, born 1941, Montgomery (McDowell County)
Russ Hicks, born 1942, Beckley (Raleigh County)
Bob Thompson, born 1942, Jamaica, Queens, NY
James Edward Haley, 1885-1951, Hart’s Creek (Logan County)Oby Edgar “Buddy” Starcher, 1906-2001, Ripley (Jackson County) Harry Vann “Piano Man” Walls, 1918-1999, born in Middlesboro, KY

You can go to the WVMHOF website and read about these wonderful and well deserving musicians. Read more »

2013 "Memories and Moments" by Tim O'brien and Darrell Scott

Memories & Moments is the second studio album from highly regarded writer/singer/multi-instrumentalists Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott, released on their newly formed Full Skies imprint, a compound of O’Brien’s Howdy Skies and Scott’s Full Light labels. Comprising five songs apiece from O’Brien and Scott plus one memorable collaboration in their timely “Turn Your Dirty Lights On,” along with a pair of chestnuts from Hank Williams and George Jones and a spirited rendition of the John Prine classic “Paradise,” with its author guesting on guitar and vocals, Memories & Moments is a face-to-face record by design. To listen go to Read more »

Woody Guthrie at 100

In June, PBS affiliates across the country will air The Woody Guthrie at 100 concert that features Tim Read more »

Tim's Doc Watson Blog Post

Read Tim's new blog post about Doc Watson from the road, here:

"Reincarnation: The Songs of Roger Miller" Available Now

Tim's family band O'Brien Party Of 7 released "Reincarnation: The Songs of Roger Miller" on April 24, 2012. Get your copy now in the store. Read more »

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