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The Crossing

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Ireland's Green Shore
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A Mountaineer Is Always Free
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The Crossing
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Into the West
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Wagoner's Lad
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Down In the Willow Garden
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The Kid on the Mountain
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Lost Little Children
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Ireland's Green Shore (Instrumental)
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John Riley
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Rod McNeil
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Cumberland Gap
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Talkin' Cavan
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The Ribbon In Your Hair
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Yew Piney Mountain
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Wandering
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 16   Total Length: 63:00

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Average-Nights-Jack

Tim O'Brien is an absolute top musician, highly respected within the Americana world, up there with the likes of Buddy Miller, Jim Lauderdale & Darrell Scott. This album pays homage to his own celtic / Irish roots and hits all the right buttons.

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Lots of Variety in This Album

Barcodeman

American multi-instrumentalist Tim O'Brien takes a trip to his Irish roots, but can't totally leave home behind! An excellent introductory album to Mr. O'Brien's many talents.

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Top 2 Of All Time

ToasKokopelli

Bob Dylan's "Blood On The Tracks" and this rank as my favorite two records of all time. Like bluegrass a little? Like Celtic music a little? Like great songs, played by great players, sung by a gifted vocalist? Download now.

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solid

thelastleaf

Good album, especially if you like straight-up bluegrass. There is a bit of celtic sound mixed in (Ireland, I've read, is the main theme of the record), and the mucisianship is flawless. "A Mountaineer is Always Free", "Rod McNeil" and "Wandering" are standouts. I like a few more wrinkles in my bluegrass, and there aren't many to be found on this recording, but it's great none the less.

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this album rules

phoenix1

Tim Obrien is god. nuff said

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Brilliant!

CalOF

Excellent disc from a brilliant musician with a golden voice. I bought this CD years ago and it's worth the full retail price. Grab it at bargain emusic rates. Not sure? Listen to the first few cuts...

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By Sean Fennessey, Contributor

Beck Hansen has always projected a wayward confusion. He is handsomely blank-faced, talented but never effortful, obscurantist but impossibly pop. In the early '90s, to think that this Los Angeles County dust bum would become a generational weather vane or a music superstar or even just a guy with a mortgage would be a stretch. He barely even knew how to tune his guitar. And yet, his disaffection couldn't have been much more than a… more »

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By Sean Fennessey, Contributor

Beck Hansen has always projected a wayward confusion. He is handsomely blank-faced, talented but never effortful, obscurantist but impossibly pop. In the early '90s, to think that this Los Angeles County dust bum would become a generational weather vane or a music superstar or even just a guy with a mortgage would be a stretch. He barely even knew how to tune his guitar. And yet, his disaffection couldn't have been much more than a… more »

They Say All Music Guide

It might be a cliché to say that to understand where you are and where you’re going, you must know where you’ve been, but it’s a very accurate cliché — especially when it comes to music. If you’re going to have a thorough understanding of the history of country, bluegrass, and Anglo-American folk, it’s important to have some knowledge of the music that paved the way for those forms — namely, the music that immigrants from the British Isles brought with them to the U.S. On The Crossing, singer/instrumentalist Tim O’Brien does a fine job reminding listeners how great a role Celtic music played in the development of Anglo-American styles. As a vocalist, O’Brien shows how Irish and Scottish ballad traditions have influenced American folk and country, and as an instrumentalist, O’Brien (who plays fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and other instruments) shows how the jigs and reels of Ireland and Scotland paved the way for Appalachian bluegrass. A fine storyteller, he describes the experiences of Irish immigrants to the U.S. on gems like “The Crossing” and “Lost Little Children” — and on the humorous, Bob Dylan-influenced “Talkin’ Cavan,” O’Brien (himself an Irish-American from West Virginia) recalls traveling to Ireland in 1998 to visit the land of his ancestors. This CD is not to be missed. – Alex Henderson

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