Tim O’Brien is a man of many musical hats. Through the years, he has evolved a mandolin style that seems at home in every genre he touches: folk, rock, country and Western, and of course, bluegrass. While you probably know him best as Hot Rize’s leading man, Tim-O has an extensive library all the way back to the 1970s with entire albums that defy classification. Whatever you want to call his music, it’s incredible—along with his unmistakable voice and mandolin, octave mandolin, banjo, fiddle, and guitar picking. Enjoy this playlist of the best of Tim O’Brien!
David Chernack is a fiddler, mandolinist, and guitarist from the Hudson Valley. Trained as a classical violist, David found out about bluegrass music in high school and despite his best efforts has been unable to kick the habit in adulthood. He picked up mandolin and guitar in college in Boston, where he studied environmental science and music. While not at his day job or pickin' 'grass, David also enjoys birdwatching and wrenching on cars.