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Lighthouse by Chris O'Brien (cover art)

Lighthouse (2007)

Chris O'Brien's debut album, "Lighthouse," was released in 2007. After completing the record, O'Brien was selected out of a pool of nearly 1,000 contestants to appear on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion." (Listen to the show, right.) The following week, "Lighthouse" became a bestselling singer/songwriter album on iTunes, peaking at #5. The album was also featured on iTunes' "Best Albums of 2007" compilation.Buy it on iTunes or Nimbit


Little Red by Chris O'Brien (cover art)

Little Red (2010)

In 2010, Chris O'Brien released his second critically acclaimed album, "Little Red." This collection of songs is all about introspection, which highlights O'Brien's growth as a songwriter. "I wanted to confront my boundaries as a writer through honesty and self exploration," he commented. "I've already felt the rewards of that honesty in the reactions I've gotten from people after hearing these songs.." "Little Red" was produced by Zachariah Hickman (Josh Ritter, Lori McKenna).Buy it on iTunes or Nimbit


Chris's songs have been featured on iTunes celebrity playlists, national radio shows, and popular TV programs. Here are some interesting places you can listen his music:

Listen to Chris O'Brien on the

Listen to the Chris O'Brien Pandora radio station

Chris O'Brien song "Lighthouse" is featured in Skins episode Season 3, Episode 8 "Effy" 15:41

Cobie Smulders' of "How I Met Your Mother" iTunes celebrity playlist

(You can also listen to the Prairie Home episode here on the Prairie Home Companion site.)

Songs & Lyrics

Another Day


I Don't Know You

Ocean Stone

Apartment #4

Cigarettes and Rain


Paper Doll Parade

Black Leather Boots

Every Shade of Red

Little Red Wagon


Blood Like Yours

Hey Love



Blue Skies

Hurricane Love


This Old Town

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