Tuesday Tune: “Pompadour” by Tim O’Brien
Tim O’Brien, the Grammy Award-winning bluegrass musician and founding member of Hot Rize, can play most anything with strings, including guitar, mandolin, fiddle and banjo. All of those instruments are important when creating traditional bluegrass music, although O’Brien has left his mark on bluegrass music by helping create the bridge between the older, more traditional bluegrass sounds, and the modern, more contemporary take on them.
After more than four years since his last solo recording, Tim just released his latest called “Pompadour.” He’ll be visiting McGlohon Theater Thursday, Jan. 14, to play new material as well as the biggest songs of his career.
Tim described his new album in a note to fans on his website:
“Pompadour” features six new originals, covers of songs by Woody Guthrie, James Brown, Michael Hurley, and Dan Reeder, plus a traditional fiddle tune. “Pompadour” includes banjo and electric guitar sounds, funk and swing grooves, and even a couple of love songs.
Watch a live performance of the title track “Pompadour” here.
Catch Tim O’Brien at McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square Thursday, Jan. 14, at 7:30 p.m. This show is sure to be a favorite for the Bluegrass fans out there, and great seats are still available! Get tickets now.