An Evening With Tim O’Brien
Featuring Jan Fabricius and special guest Downtown String Band
Saturday November 4, 2017 at 7:00p
McKinney Performing Arts Center
111 N. Tennessee Street, McKinney, Texas 75069
Join us for An Evening With Tim O’Brien, a special evening of acoustic music by Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien featuring Jan Fabricius. Our opening act for the evening will be the Downtown String Band, featuring the bluegrass and traditional sounds of Gerald Jones, Hailey Sandoz, Michael Morrison, and Alan Tompkins. Reserved-seat tickets are $27.50 and available through the McKinney Performing Arts Center Box Office.
About Tim O’Brien
Tim grew up singing in church and in school, and after seeing Doc Watson on TV, became a lifelong devotee of old time and bluegrass music. Tim first toured nationally in the 1980’s with Colorado bluegrass band Hot Rize. Kathy Mattea scored a country hit with his song Walk The Way The Wind Blows in 1986, and soon artists like Nickel Creek and Garth Brooks covered his songs. Over the years, Tim has released 15 solo CDs and has collaborated with his sister Mollie O’Brien, songwriter Darrell Scott, and noted old time musician Dirk Powell. He’s performed or recorded with Steve Earle, Mark Knopfler, Bill Frisell, and Steve Martin, and produced records for Yonder Mountain Stringband, David Bromberg, and Canada’s Old Man Luedecke.
His newest release Where the River Meets the Road features songs from his native West Virginia. Bluegrass and Americana covers from songwriters Hazel Dickens, Billy Edd Wheeler, and Bill Withers sit alongside heartfelt autobiographical originals, with help from collaborators like Chris Stapleton, Kathy Mattea, Stuart Duncan, and Noam Pikelny.
O’Brien’s solo shows feature his solid guitar, fiddle, and banjo, along with his engaging vocals and harmony from Jan Fabricius. Expect a range of original compositions and traditional arrangements from his many discs, mixed with stories and Tim’s self-deprecating humor.
About McKinney Performing Arts Center
This will be the first production by the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation at the McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC), the multi-purpose theater in the historic Collin County Courthouse. The MPAC is in the center of the McKinney, Texas historic district with a variety of restaurants and boutique shops that make it the perfect destination for a Saturday afternoon and evening! You can see a graphic diagram of the MPAC seating chart here.