Tim O’Brien to play KDNK benefit

Aspen Times Staff
Tim O'Brien, center, backed here by local musicians including Steve Johnson, left, and Sandy Munro, returns to the valley for a March 19 Carbondale show. (Aspen Times file)

Tim O’Brien, fresh off his acceptance of a Grammy for 2005 Best Traditional Folk recording, returns to the Roaring Fork Valley March 19 for a KDNK Public Radio benefit.

He takes the stage at Carbondale’s new venue, the Thunder River Theatre, for an 8 p.m. show, backed by Danny Barnes on electric guitar and banjo, fiddle virtuoso Casey Dreissen and Dennis Crouch on the upright bass.

A frequent performer locally, O’Brien has also appeared at gigs like the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and with bluegrass favorite Hot Rize, with Charles Sawtelle and Pete Wernick. O’Brien’s many recordings receive regular airplay on KDNK.

Tickets are $25 for KDNK members and $30 for nonmembers, available at Sounds Easy in Carbondale and Glenwood Music in Glenwood Springs, or can be reserved by calling KDNK at 963-0139. Reserved seating up front is available for $38.

The new Thunder River Theatre is located at 67 Promenade Way, one block off Main Street in downtown Carbondale.