Artist Profiles: Mollie O’Brien

Mollie O’Brien

Mollie O’Brien was born October 25, 1952 in Wheeling, West Virginia.

In the mid-1970s she moved to Colorado, where she performed with a number of local jazz and R&B groups. Mollie formed her own band in the early 1990s.

With brother Tim O’Brien she released three duet albums to widespread acclaim. Her first Sugar Hill solo album Tell It True stayed in the Top 10 of Gavin’s Americana Chart for six weeks-astounding bluegrass fans and reacquainting her with R&B fans.

She’s appeared at the leading acoustic music festivals and venues in the US and has toured the UK, Europe and South America.


I Never Move Too Soon (Resounding Records 1987)
Take Me Back with Tim O’Brien (Sugar Hill 3766 1988)
Live At The Alvada Center with The Mother Folkers (Propinquity 1989)
Every Night In The Week (Resounding Records 1990)
Remember Me with Tim O’Brien (Sugar Hill 384 1992)
Away Out On The Mountain with Tim O’Brien (Sugar Hill 3825 1994)
Tell It True (Sugar Hill 3846 1996)
True Life Blues with various artists (Sugar Hill 1996)
Big Red Sun (Sugar Hill 3885 1998)
9 Baseline with Rich Moore (2007)
Things I Gave Away (2000)
Saints and Sinners, with Rich Moore (2010)
Love Runner, with Rich Moore (2014)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.


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