Tim O’Brien to release two CDs 9/13

Sugar Hill Records is announcing that singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien will release two new recordings simultaneously on September 13. The two projects (Cornbread Nation and Fiddler’s Green) were initially conceived as a single CD release but expanded into this form as Tim realized that he had more songs he wanted to include than would comfortably be contained on a single CD project.

Rather than simply release a double CD, the tunes were segmented stylistically into two separate themes, with Cornbread Nation being more wide ranging and eclectic, and Fiddler’s Green having a bit more of a traditionalist focus. Tim commented regarding the new twin releases:

“I wanted to do the whole spectrum of folk music from one guy singing and playing guitar or fiddle to a full band with electric guitar…”

These two new projects are not yet available in stores, but can be purchased from Tim directly at any of his upcoming shows, or from his web site.

Bluegrass fans will remember Tim as the former mandolinist and lead vocalist with Hot Rize, one of the most enduring and influential bluegrass acts on the scene in the 1980s. The group disbanded officially in 1990, but continued to perform sporadically in reunions shows until the untimely passing of guitarist Charles Sawtelle in 1999.

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