Tim O'Brien Returns To Telluride's Opera House January 21

The now-famous, extravagantly talented redheaded/adopted son, Tim O'Brien, returns to Telluride's historic Sheridan Opera House on Thursday, January 21, for an encore winter concert. The 2006 Grammy winner and singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist – he plays guitar, fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki and mandocello – will be performing solo acoustic. Showtime is 6 p.m.

Whether it's a reinterpretation of an old fiddle tune, a revitalized honky-tonk shuffle from the 1950s or an original bluegrass-inflected folk tune, O'Brien's sound is always at once familiar and fresh. He describes his job as taking old music and serving it up in ways people can understand and relate to.

"The process is like chiseling away at sculpture: What you were after is always there. It's a matter of going at it until you uncover what's you," he explained.

Big doings in Tim's life since he was last in town for the Telluride Bluegrass Festival this past summer. O'Brien started recording a new CD last week with Stuart Duncan, Mike Bub and Bryan Sutton. He produced a track for a new Dave Bromberg  CD and is touring in Mark Knopfler's band in April and May. O' Brien also produced Kate MacLeod's brand new recording, "Blooming," featuring Kate plus the playing of Darrell Scott, Byron House, and Kenny Malone.

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