Podcast 241: Tim O’Brien

Multi-instrumental bluegrass legend Tim O’Brien joins us on this week’s Fretboard Journal Podcast to talk about his new album, Tim O’Brien BandThat album features O’Brien alongside Mike Bub (bass), Shad Cobb (fiddle) and Patrick Sauber (banjo/guitar), performing a mix of original tunes, covers and even a co-write with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys.

During the course of our chat, we talk about the making of the album, his relationship with Mike Kemnitzer of Nugget Mandolins, his cherished 1937 Martin OO-18 and a lot more.

As an added bonus, watch our clip of O’Brien in his other band, Hot Rize, performing as part of our “You Are My Sunshine” project below.

Photo of the Tim O’Brien band above by Michael Weintrob.

Love the FJ Podcast? Then you should know we have two more podcasts in our family: Luthier on Luthier and the Truth About Vintage Amps with Skip Simmons. Check them out!