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Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien
Aliases
Tim O'Brien Band
Real name
Timothy Page O'Brien
Born
March 16, 1954
Country
United States
IPI
00022677685 1 work
00125452790 11 works
00125452888 2 works
00180143007 1 work
00250722001 1 work
Comments
Plays multiple stringed instruments and sings. Known as a bluegrass and country artist.
Member of
Hot Rize
Two Oceans Trio
Family
Mollie O'Brien Sister
Related labels
Short Order Sessions   founder of

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Originals

Title Performer Release date Covered by
2000 (3 artists)
June 28, 1994 (6 artists)
August 19, 1997 (4 artists)
2000 Red Molly
October 22, 1993 (4 artists)
November 1, 1984 (4 artists)
June 28, 1994 (4 artists)
June 28, 1994 (20 artists)
August 2003 Alison Krauss & Union Station
2000 (3 artists)
2000 (8 artists)
1991 (2 artists)
October 22, 1993 Josh Turner
May 4, 1999 Gravel Unit

Covers by Tim O'Brien

Title Performer Release date Originally by
July 28, 1988 Doc Watson and His Family
November 6, 2007 Blind Alfred and Orville Reed
i May 4, 1999 (unknown), (unknown)
March 4, 2017 The Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
October 9, 2012 Townes Van Zandt
July 28, 1988 The Carter Family
June 28, 1994 Wiley Walker and Gene Sullivan
June 28, 1994 Lead Belly
1998 (unknown)
October 9, 2001 Mack Allen (Vernon Dalhart)
1998 Vaughan's Texas Quartet
July 28, 1988 Tammy Wynette
November 1, 1984 (unknown)
1996 Bob Dylan
1998 Dwight Yoakam
1996 Bob Dylan
May 4, 1999 Kelly Harrell
October 1992 Eddie Vinson
November 16, 2004 Blind Alfred and Orville Reed
1998 Fiddlin' John Carson
1998 (unknown)
December 6, 2011 Guy Clark
July 28, 1988 Ben Jarrell - Acc. by Da Costa Woltz‘s Southern Broadcasters
1996 Bob Dylan
October 1992 (unknown)
i August 8, 2015 Ellis and Bill, The Green Mountain Boys
1998 Uncle Dave Macon
1996 Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys
2003 (unknown)
1996 Bob Dylan
May 9, 2006 Randy Newman
October 1992 Lulu Belle and Scotty
1998 (unknown)
i March 4, 2017 Edden Hammons
June 28, 1994 Lucinda Williams
September 13, 2005 Cousin Emmy
June 22, 2018 Henry Whitter
October 1992 (unknown)
March 15, 2019 (unknown), Woody Guthrie
July 28, 1988 Leroy Carr
1996 Bob Dylan
October 1992 Greg Brown
September 30, 2014 Chris Smither
October 9, 2001 The Beatles
July 28, 1988 Blind Willie Johnson
March 15, 2019 Dirk Powell
May 26, 2015 Carolina Tar Heels
April 2, 2002 The Kinks
i 1998 (unknown), Edden Hammons
October 1992 Blind Willie Johnson
October 9, 2012 Lefty Frizzell
1998 Bascom Lamar Lunsford
1996 (unknown), Bob Dylan
1994 Emry Arthur
1996 Bob Dylan
1996 Bob Dylan
i May 4, 1999 Uncle "Am" Stuart, (unknown)
October 1992 Ralph Stanley
September 13, 2005 Lefty Frizzell
i 1998 Henry Whitter
March 4, 2017 The Carter Family
May 19, 1998 Stanley Brothers
September 2004 The Moody Blues
July 28, 1988 Rev. Edward W. Clayborn
1996 Bob Dylan
March 15, 2019 The Seldom Scene
October 9, 2012 Blind Willie Johnson
July 28, 1988 George Jones & The Jones Boys
August 2003 Del McCoury
July 28, 1988 Lefty Frizzell
October 1992 Blind Willie Johnson
November 6, 2007 Blind Alfred Reed
October 9, 2012 Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys
November 1, 1984 Jess Willard
1996 Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys
March 4, 2017 Judy Henske
1998 Edison Male Quartette
March 4, 2017 Bill Withers
November 1, 1984 Al Terry
September 17, 2002 Gid Tanner and His Skillet-Lickers with Riley Puckett
1996 Bob Dylan
September 13, 2005 (unknown)
May 23, 2006 Emry and Henry Arthur
October 1992 Judy Roderick & The Forbears
March 4, 2017 Hazel Dickens
1996 Bob Dylan
1996 Bob Dylan
1998 (unknown)
2006 (unknown)
1996 Bob Dylan
September 13, 2005 Gordon Lightfoot
October 9, 2012 Gordon Lightfoot
March 4, 2017 Bailes Bros.
July 28, 1988 Vernon Dalhart
July 28, 1988 Price Family Sacred Singers
September 17, 2002 Uncle Dave Macon - Guitar by Sam McGee
May 4, 1999 (unknown), Grayson and Whitter
October 1992 Bob Dylan
June 28, 1994 Robin and Linda Williams
March 15, 2019 (unknown)
March 15, 2019 Little Son Joe
October 9, 2001 Carolina Tar Heels
Dear Diary Tim O'Brien 2005 Unverified
November 1, 1984 Lester Flatt - Earl Scruggs with The Foggy Mountain Boys
1998 (unknown)
July 28, 1988 (unknown)
i 1998 Luther Strong
2005 Burl Ives
September 13, 2005 Bill Bender (The Happy Cowboy)
November 16, 2004 Rex Weber
August 24, 2004 (unknown)
i 1998 (unknown)
June 28, 1994 Jimmie Rodgers, Cowboy Copas
1998 Dixie Sacred Singers
June 28, 1994 Bozie Sturdivant
September 13, 2005 (unknown)

Songs written by Tim O'Brien

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
When You Come Back Down Tim O'Brien, Danny O'Keefe Tim O'Brien August 19, 1997 Covered by (4 artists)
Walk the Way the Wind Blows Tim O'Brien Hot Rize 1984 Covered by (3 artists)
Walk Beside Me Darrell Scott, Tim O'Brien Darrell Scott & Tim O'Brien 2000 Covered by Red Molly
Untold Stories Tim O'Brien Hot Rize 1986 Covered by Kathy Mattea
Time to Learn Tim O'Brien, Pat Alger Tim O'Brien and The O'Boys 1992 Covered by (4 artists)
The Sweetest Song I Sing Tim O'Brien Hot Rize 1980 Covered by (3 artists)
The High Road Tim O'Brien Tim O'Brien 1984 Covered by (4 artists)
On the Outside Looking In Tim O'Brien Tim O'Brien 2003 Covered by Alison Krauss & Union Station
Nellie Kane Tim O'Brien Hot Rize January 1979 Covered by (5 artists)
More Love Gary Nicholson, Tim O'Brien Darrell Scott & Tim O'Brien 2000 Covered by (3 artists)
Late in the Day Tim O'Brien Hot Rize 1986 Covered by (5 artists)
I Cross My Heart Tim O'Brien, Gary Baker [US], Frank J. Myers All-4-One 1998 Covered by Sammi 鄭秀文
Footsteps So Near Tim O'Brien, Nick Forster Covered by (4 artists)
A Mountaineer Is Always Free Tim O'Brien, Pierce Pettis Tim O'Brien 1998 Covered by Gravel Unit

Releases

Albums

Title Performer Release date Label
Where the River Meets the Road Tim O'Brien March 4, 2017 Howdy Skies
When No One's Around Tim O'Brien August 19, 1997 Sugar Hill
We're Usually a Lot Better Than This Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott October 9, 2012 Full Light Records
Two Journeys Tim O'Brien October 9, 2001 Howdy Skies
Traveler Tim O'Brien August 2003 Sugar Hill
Tim O'Brien Band Tim O'Brien Band March 15, 2019 Howdy Skies
The Crossing Tim O'Brien May 4, 1999 Alula Records
Take Me Back Tim & Mollie O'Brien July 28, 1988 Sugar Hill
Songs from the Mountain Dirk Powell - Tim O'Brien - John Herrmann 1998 Howdy Skies
Remember Me Tim & Mollie O'Brien October 1992 Sugar Hill
Red on Blonde Tim O'Brien 1996 Sugar Hill
Real Time Darrell Scott & Tim O'Brien 2000 Howdy Skies
Oh Boy! O'Boy! Tim O'Brien and The O'Boys October 22, 1993 Sugar Hill
Odd Man In Tim O'Brien 1991 Sugar Hill
Hard Year Blues Tim O'Brien November 1, 1984 Flying Fish
Fiddler's Green Tim O'Brien September 13, 2005 Sugar Hill
Cornbread Nation Tim O'Brien 2005 Sugar Hill
Away out on the Mountain Tim & Mollie O'Brien June 28, 1994 Sugar Hill

Singles

Performances also appear on

Title Performer Release date Label
Will Sing for Food - The Songs of Dwight Yoakam various artists 1998 Little Dog
True Life Blues - The Songs of Bill Monroe various artists 1996 Sugar Hill
This One's for Him - A Tribute to Guy Clark various artists December 6, 2011 Icehouse Music [Texas]
This Is Where I Belong - The Songs of Ray Davies & The Kinks various artists April 2, 2002 Rykodisc
The Unbroken Circle - The Musical Heritage of The Carter Family various artists August 24, 2004 Dualtone
Sail Away - The Songs of Randy Newman various artists May 9, 2006 Sugar Hill
Oh Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? American Songs from the Depression Era various artists November 16, 2004 CMH Records
Moody Bluegrass - A Nashville Tribute to the Moody Blues various artists September 2004 Rounder
Link of Chain - A Songwriters' Tribute to Chris Smither various artists September 30, 2014 Signature Sounds
Let 'Er Go, Boys! Michael Cleveland May 23, 2006 Rounder
Hands Across the Water - A Benefit for the Children of the Tsunami various artists 2006 Compass Records
Further Down the Old Plank Road The Chieftains 2003 RCA Victor
Full Circle Tony Furtado 1994 Rounder
Epilogue - A Tribute to John Duffey various artists June 22, 2018 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Down the Old Plank Road - The Nashville Sessions The Chieftains September 17, 2002 RCA Victor
Clinch Mountain Country Ralph Stanley & Friends May 19, 1998 Rebel
Always Lift Him Up - A Tribute to Blind Alfred Reed various artists November 6, 2007 Proper American Recordings