O'brien, Tim Band / Tim O'brien Band
Album: Tim O'brien Band   Collection:Country
Artist: O'brien, Tim Band   Added:May 2019
Label: Howdy Skies Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-06-03 Pull Date: 2019-08-05 Charts: Country/Bluegrass
Week Ending: Aug 4 Jul 28 Jul 21 Jul 14 Jul 7 Jun 30 Jun 23 Jun 16
Airplays: 1 2 2 3 3 4 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 10, 2023: That's not Bluegrass
Diggin' My Potatoes
4. Nov 19, 2019: That's Not Bluegrass
Diggin' My Potatoes
2. Aug 31, 2021: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics (rebroadcast from Jul 23, 2019)
Hop Down Reel/ Johnny Doherty's Reel
5. Aug 20, 2019: That's Not Bluegrass
La Gringa Renee
3. Jul 03, 2021: The Iron Skillet (rebroadcast from Jun 22, 2019)
Diggin' My Potatoes
6. Aug 13, 2019: That's Not Bluegrass

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-05-23
Reviewed: 2019-05-24
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: With more than 30 albums under his belt, collected under a panoply of different bands and projects, it’s not as if there’s anything more to prove in the bluegrass world, as far as Tim O’Brien is concerned. He returns to us now with the first offering from a project both technically new and comfortingly familiar: he’s crafted a shared collection of songs that benefit less from sonic exploration and more from air-tight execution.
If You Like: Earl Scruggs, Abigail Washburn, Jethro Burns, Vassar Clements
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Diggin’ My Potatoes (4:19) – guitar starts> uptempo bluegrass song> fiddle solo> uptempo song> instrumental break> uptempo song> banjo solo> uptempo song> fade
2/ Drunkard’s Walk (3:02) – mandolin starts> midtempo song> mandolin solo> midtempo song> quick fade
3/ Doney Gal (2:59) – guitar starts> slow song> fiddle solo> slow song> fade
**4/ Hop Down Reel/ Johnny Doherty’s Reel (2:55) – fiddle starts> uptempo jam> fiddle solo> uptempo jam> quick stop
*5/ The Other Woman (2:58) – guitar starts> uptempo song> fade
***6/ Beyond (2:55) – guitar/banjo starts> uptempo song with soaring vocals> banjo/fiddle duet> uptempo song> crescendo vocal end
7/ My Love Lies In The Ground (3:12) – fiddle/banjo starts> uptempo song> banjo solo> fiddle solo> uptempo song> quick fade
8/ Pastures Of Plenty (2:53) – banjo starts> uptempo bluegrass song> guitar solo> uptempo song> banjo solo to quick stop
9/ Wind (3:34) – fiddle starts> midtempo song> fiddle solo> instrumental break> midtempo song> quick fade
**10/ La Gringa Renee (4:29) – acapella vocal starts> slow jam increases in tempo & slows several times> slow fade on vocal
*11/ Amazing Love (2:55) – mandolin starts> uptempo song> mandolin solo> uptempo song> quick fade
12/ Last Train From Poor Valley (4:57) – guitar starts> slow jam> midtempo song> fiddle solo> midtempo song> fade
*13/ Crooked Road (3:22) – banjo starts> uptempo bluegrass song> banjo solo> fiddle solo> uptempo song> quick fade

Track Listing
1. Diggin' My Potatoes   7. My Love Lies In The Ground
2. Drunkard Walk   8. Pastures Of Plenty
3. Doney Gal   9. Wind
4. Hop Down Reel/ Johnny Doherty's Reel   10. La Gringa Renee
5. The Other Woman   11. Amazing Love
6. Beyond   12. Last Train From Poor Valley
  13. Crooked Road