It’s commonplace these days to find musicians described as transcending boundaries; to find one who really does it is more unusual, and to find two at the same time is rarer still.
That is the only way, though, to describe Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott. But how else can you characterize musicians who can write songs for the likes of Garth Brooks, top the Americana airplay chart, win the respect of bluegrass audiences, and make albums that carry echoes of Celtic, reggae, blues and rock ’n' roll, all while recording with everyone from bluegrass patriarch Ralph Stanley to young country favorites like John Berry?
If variety is the spice of musical life, then these two men are master chefs, and when they get together, the result is guaranteed to be a tasty stew indeed.
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