While Tim O’Brien was in Knoxville

Knoxnews’ Talid Magdy recorded one of my favorite musicians, Tim O’ Brien, at a recent WDVX Blue Plate show. O’Brien has a new CD out, Chicken and Egg. This video is of him doing “Suzanna,” which is on the CD.

O’Brien, who first came to my attention as a member of the Colorado-based band Hot Rize has long been one of my favs — and for good reason!

Magdy posted a couple of other videos of O’Brien as well:

Workin’
River Ridin’

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Bluegrass stars on the plane

Dan TyminskiBeing a bluegrass fan, it dawned on me that the guy sitting behind me on a flight Monday from New York to Nashville was bluegrass star Dan Tyminski. Never heard of him? He’s been a member of Alison Krauss and Union Station since 1994 and the winner of 10 Grammy awards. See more on his Web site.

Turns out he was returning from a couple of shows in Scotland and was excited about heading to L.A. in the next few days for the Grammys and some golf.

He’s up for a Grammy for his Wheels release. Best of luck!

Jerry DouglasOnce I got off the plane, I realized that Dobro player extraordinaire Jerry Douglas was also on board. Douglas has played on more than 1,600 albums. I have no idea how he’s done that. See his Web site.

Now that’s flying.