Tim O’Brien Band

“When you sing something, it kind of sneaks in, in that music is a powerful medium,” O’Brien said. “It’s a language that’s mysterious on its own – it tugs on the emotions. It grabs people’s attention in a certain way and prepares them to hear things, and music kind of draws people together.” Even given the elegantly spoken insight, there are not enough words to accurately describe the quality of Tim O’Brien’s vocals, musicianship and showmanship as it is a great honor for the MidSummer Bluegrass Festival to allow you to experience it.

A note of interest is that Shad Cobb, pictured left with his fiddle, performed at the first two Midsummer Festivals with a band composed of precocious, early adolescent musicians called The Cobb Brothers.