The Bottom Line
- "Fiddler's Green"
- "Buffalo Skinners"
- "First Snow"
- "A Few More Years"
- There's not a bad moment on the record
- Decidedly more Bluegrass-influenced than Cornbread Nation
- Fantastic arrangements of Old Time tunes and traditional Folk and Bluegrass songs
- There's not a low point on the whole record
Guide Review - Tim O'Brien - Fiddler's Green
Other high points come from Lands End/Chasin Talon, the fiddle tune that follows the title track, and later OBriens cover of Woody Guthries Buffalo Skinners.
This recording showcases Tim OBriens broad influences, which clearly range from Old Time and Americana to classic Folk tunes and Celtic Bluegrass. His command of several different instruments is rather impressive, and makes one wonder why hes not a household name yet. His thoughtful arrangements of traditional tunes are beautiful and intricate, even when they tend toward simplicity.
Of the two CDs, Id have to say Fiddlers Green is my favorite. Theres not a low point on the whole record. Listen or Download