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Mike O’Brien record named no. 1 local album of 2007 in Montreal Hour

 

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"THE HUDSON SESSIONS"

2012 ALBUM BY MIKE O'BRIEN

"THE HUDSON SESSIONS" featuring the much anticipated release of "Josephine"

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Mike O'Brien & Michelle Tompkins are "The Sin and The Swoon"

Check them out @ http://www.sinandswoon.com/

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See Mike O'Brien in the November 2009 release of "Premier Guitar" Magazine

http://digital.premierguitar.com/premierguitar/200911_1#pg30

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Check out Mike O’Brien - New Music Canada - CBC Radio 3

http://radio3.cbc.ca/bands/Mike-OBrien

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Mike O’Brien record named no. 1 local album of 2007 in Montreal Hour

Read the reviews of Mike O'Brien by Brendan Murphy from www.hour.ca

http://www.hour.ca/music/sevennightstand.aspx?iIDArticle=13779

 

 

 

Who is Mike O'Brien ?


Michael James O’Brien is a singer songwriter from Montreal, once described as a mixture of Nick Drake and Johnny Cash with a sprinkling of  Tom Waits.  He released his first record (Cockfight, independent) in 2007, and is currently working on a follow-up record with an expected release for the fall.  Along with playing solo shows around Montreal, his guitar skills have allowed him to work extensively as a sideman for such artists as Socalled, Angela Desveaux, David Macleod (Timber) and most recently Vic Chesnutt.

His debut album was released in the spring of 2007; with a few appearances from some of Montreal's locals including Angela Desveaux, Joe Grass, and Mike Evin, the album shows off some of his guitar skills and still has room for his baritone growl.

Along with his solo work, Mike also lends his skills to a number of Montreal bands. He has recorded records with David Macleod, Angela Desveaux and Orillia Opry (Ships at Night Records) and was a member of the now defunct Ideal Lovers.  You may have seen him in the past couple of years on stage with  Montreal’s Plants and Animals (Secret City Records), Yonder Hill, Joe Grass, Angela Desveaux (Thrill Jockey), David Macleod (Ships at Night Records), and Mike Evin.

 

Influences:

Generally whatever would grace the stage on Austin City Limits,
give or take a few... Bluegrass can freak me out any day of the week;
love country-blues, and Ry Cooder is genius. Nick Cave, Tom Waits,
Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. Angus and Malcolm. Guy Van Duser.

Sounds Like:

Meat and potatoes. Acoustic guitar (lots of fingerpicking),
some singing, and some friends backing it up, mostly on
acoustic instruments.

 

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Mike O'Brien recording at Ross Murray's
Happyrock Studios in Wakefield Qc, Canada.
With David Payant on drums and Pierre-Yves Martel on bass.

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Mike O'Brien with his new GF Model guitar from GREENFIELD GUITARS

 

 

 

Michelle Tompkins & Mike O'Brien - Port Hood (2011)

 

 

 

 

Mike O'Brien plays "American Dollar" on Tele-Quebec's
TV Music Hot spot, "Belle et Bum"
Jan 30 2010

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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View a clip of Mike on Stage.

Click The following links to see some clips of Mike from Montreals Strictly Acoustic!

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Pictures from recording sessions at the Treatment Room.

 

 

 

Listen to the latest Review of Mike's album on CBC Radio with Winnipegs Music tipster John K. Samson

 

Read the reviews of Mike O'Brien by Brendan Murphy from www.hour.ca

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Mike O'Brien - Performing at The Black Sheep Inn
Wakefield, QC - Summer 2009

 

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