Chris O’Brien began performing in the early 2000s in the Cambridge, Massachusetts area and quickly became a fixture in local music scene. During this period, Chris shared the stage with many of the country’s best emerging and established songwriters, including Antje Duvekot, Anais Mitchell, Rose Cousins, Ellis Paul, Vance Gilbert, Anne Heaton, Edie Carey, Meg Hutchinson, and many others.
In 2007, Chris released his first album, Lighthouse, which caught the eye (and ears) of the producers of NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion. In April 2007, Chris traveled with legendary guitarist Lyle Brewer and the iconic Charlie Rose to St. Paul, Minnesota to appear live on the show. Following the performance, Lighthouse skyrocketed to #5 on iTunes’ singer/songwriter charts. It was at that point that Chris began performing music full-time. Over the next three years Chris toured throughout the United States, performing at clubs, bars, festivals, colleges, fields, living rooms, porches, and parking lots.
In 2010, Chris released his second album, Little Red. While he continued to tour throughout 2010 and 2011, Chris returned to school in 2011 to pursue his degree. Although he never stopped playing, his touring and performances have been few and far between.
Chris’ love for writing and performing is as strong today as it was when he began in 2001, and he has been diligently working on a new collection of songs. He hopes to begin recording his third album, nearly fifteen years after the release of his first, in 2022. He is also committed to playing more live performances.
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