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The Big Deal: An Evening With Tim O’Brien At McKinney Performing Arts Center

by Gila Espinoza 18 Oct 2017 8:30 AM

The Bluegrass Heritage Foundation, whose mission it is to preserve and promote bluegrass music, has a very special evening lined up for November. They have invited Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien to perform for one performance only at the McKinney Performing Arts Center.

Tim first toured nationally in the 1980s with Colorado bluegrass band Hot Rize. Kathy Mattea scored a country hit with his song “Walk The Way The Wind Blows” in 1986, and soon artists like Nickel Creek and Garth Brooks covered his songs. Over the years, Tim has released 15 solo CDs and has collaborated with his sister Mollie O’Brien, songwriter Darrell Scott, and noted old-time musician Dirk Powell. He’s performed or recorded with Steve Earle, Mark Knopfler, Bill Frisell, and Steve Martin, and produced records for Yonder Mountain Stringband, David Bromberg, and Canada’s Old Man Luedecke. Tim’s solo show features his solid guitar, fiddle, and banjo, along with his engaging vocals and harmony from Jan Fabricius. Audiences are treated to a range of original compositions and traditional arrangements from his many discs, mixed with stories and Tim’s self-deprecating humor. The opening act for this show will be the Downtown String Band, featuring the bluegrass and traditional music of Gerald Jones, Hailey Sandoz, Michael Morrison, and Alan Tompkins. Enter this Big Deal to win four tickets to An Evening with Tim O’Brien on Saturday, November 4, at the McKinney Performing Arts Center.

If you like this Big Deal then be sure to sign up for our other Big Deal – tickets to Chase Padgett: 6 Guitars at the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson. Or enter to win All Access Badges to the Lone Star Film Festival in Sundance Square in Fort Worth.

Please note: Only Art&Seek newsletter subscribers are eligible for the Big Deal. If you’re not yet receiving our weekly emails then you’re missing out! You’ll want to take care of that first here before you sign up below. We pick our winners on Friday so be sure to check your inbox!

UPDATE: We have our winners. Thanks for playing. Be sure to come back next week for more Big Deals.