New music and a new collaboration
Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Tim O'Brien has become one of the most respected and beloved figures in American music over the last 30 years. As a member of the bluegrass band Hot Rize and its comic offshoot Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers, he set a new standard for contemporary bluegrass that maintained respect for the tradition. His songs, in the hands of superstars like the Dixie Chicks, Garth Brooks, and Kathy Mattea, have roosted atop the country charts for months. He's delved into Celtic music, old-time music, and more, and he's put a deeply personal stamp on everything he's done. Tim O'Brien is not only one of the most talented roots musicians working today, he's also been a great collaborator from the start. Tonight he appears with 77-year-old Appalachian songwriter J.D. Hutchison and his partner, mandolinist and vocalist Jan Fabricius. Tim comes to Michigan with a new release, "Where the River Meets the Road," featuring songs from his native West Virginia.