With producer Keith Fitzgerald this is an eclectic mix of songs including influences of acoustic rock, funk, blues, and jazz. The CD has some outstanding musicians including Machito Sanchez, Dave Bailey, Ken Clark, Robin McKelle, Sax Gordon, Nate Edgar and others. Available on iTunes, at shows. CD Credits
Conor's most recent release with producer Keith Fitzgerald is his best yet. It is rounded out with some outstanding musicians including members of the Big Blue World band, Michito Sanchez, Dave Gerard, Rob Duquette and many others. Conor's music is original, thoughtful and will bring the listener on a journey they will not soon forget.
"Big Blue World" is available on iTunes or on cdbaby.com at shows and via snail mail. Mail a check for $15 to Conor O'Brien to 12 James St. Somerville MA 02145
Conor's first full length CD "Her Eyes" named after his wife's blue eyes pictured on the cover. With 16 musicians this is a tight, well-produced group of original songs with a little bit of rock, blues and R & B mixed nicely with a smooth expressive vocal feel.
Listen to a new Big Blue World cover song Motema Echopona which Conor sings in Spanish and Bambara (Mali)
Looking for Sleep 1998:
Conor released this relaxation CD in partnership with Tom Peter's a psychologist. The purpose of the CD was to help people to get to sleep who suffer from insomnia. The format of the CD is there are 7 meditation / guided imagery tracks and the 8th track is a 45 minute instrumental piece designed to be used once you have learnt the imagery techniques.
2) 1st Technique
3) Rhythmic Breathing
4) 1st Calming Imagine
5) 2nd Calming Image
6) Moving Image
7) Muscle Relaxation
*Note: Do not use this CD while operating heavy machinery, or while driving a car
Five 2015 Dave Gerard
Conor has considered Dave Gerard his musical mentor for the past 20 years. Over that time Conor has worked on five of Dave's solo CD's including:
- 2009 Zoomy Trail
- 2004 Dreams of Kings
- 1999 Losing the Boy
- 1996 Memory Hill
"Five" is extra special since it includes Bill Payne on Organ and Piano from Little Feat & Doobie Brothers acclaim! Conor wrote and sang backup vocals on most of these tracks and also plays bouzouki and Doumbek. Dave and Conor also did a US Virgin Island tour in 2015 in support of "Five".
"Five" and the other releases above are available in select stores and gerardtruffle.com
The Big Blue World Trio is Conor O'Brien guitar, mandolin and vocals, Chris Chitouras on guitar, Keith Kirkpatrick on Bass and Vocals. This CD was recorded over the course of a few weeks and done in a very live way. Almost all of the tracks were recorded live with the exception of the background vocals and a couple solos. Due to that the disc really does have a very lively vibey feel to it. This was recorded with Jeff Chitouras at Under the Radar Recording, Arlington MA . This band is my favorite band I have ever played in and we are just getting better.
Big Blue World's third release was recorded live in the studio with all the musicians in a single room including lead vocals, guitars etc. Due to the recording process it is an incredibly refreshing album and one that should be listened to, as we intended it, from start to finish.