Tim O’Brien with Jan Fabricius – Short North Church
Presented by Natalie's
Natalie’s presents Tim O’Brien with his partner Jan Fabricius in a special duo show held at the beautiful Short North Church, located at 25 W. 5th Avenue. Born in Wheeling, West Virginia, Grammy winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien grew up singing in church and in school. Gaining attention in the 1980s with Colorado’s Hot Rize, O’Brien scored a country hit with Kathy Mattea’s cover of his song “Walk the Way the Wind Blows” in 1986. Soon artists like Nickel Creek and Garth Brooks also covered his songs. Collaborators include his sister Mollie O’Brien, old-time musician Dirk Powell and songwriters Darrell Scott, Steve Earle and Mark Knopfler. O’Brien formed his own record label, Howdy Skies Records, in 1999 and launched the digital download label Short Order Sessions (SOS) with his partner Jan Fabricius in 2015.
Notable O’Brien recordings like the bluegrass Bob Dylan covers of Red On Blonde and the Celtic-Appalachian fusion of The Crossing led to Grammy winning albums Fiddler’s Green (2005) and The Earls of Leicester (2014). 2017’s Where the River Meets the Road paid tribute to the music of his native West Virginia. This year’s release, Tim O’Brien Band, features well known players Mike Bub (bass), Shad Cobb (fiddle), Patrick Sauber (banjo and guitar) and Jan Fabricius (vocals). Shaping Tim’s blues, jazz, and Celtic influences within a string band setting, they transform five originals and eight well-chosen covers into his own unique brand of bluegrass.
Tim O’Brien performs in a duet setting with his partner Jan Fabricius on harmony vocals. Featuring his solid guitar, fiddle and mandolin, the shows cover a range of original compositions and traditional arrangements mixed with stories and Tim’s self-deprecating humor.
For this special presentation at the Short North Church, doors will open at 7 pm and seating is general admission.
Venue: Short North Church
Date: Friday, October 25
Time: 8:00 pm
Cost: $35 general admission (seated), $40 day of show