by Karen Rose
American country and bluegrass musician Tim O’Brien shares the stage with award-winning Irish acoustic group, Lunasa, at Kahilu Theatre on March 8. (COURTESY PHOTO)
Considered a modern-day legend by die-hard bluegrass fans, Tim O’Brien can pick, grin and write songs worthy of Garth Brooks, Dixie Chicks and Kathy Mattea, to name a few. O’Brien grew up singing in church and in school, and started playing folk and rock music on guitar at age 12.