Live: Tim O’Brien & Bryan Sutton @ The Egg, 10/3/10

October 8th, 2010, 2:01 pm by Greg

 Tim O’Brien and Bryan Sutton

Tim O’Brien and Bryan Sutton

The show could not have been any more relaxed.

Truth be told, bluegrass greats Tim O’Brien and Bryan Sutton were probably more than a little tired and burnt-out, as Sunday evening’s show at The Egg came on the heels of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s week-long World of Bluegrass celebration in Nashville.

(Mandolinist Sten Isachsen – who was also at the bash in Nashville with Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys – explained that IBMA isn’t an acronym for International Bluegrass Music Association; it stands for “I’ve Been Mostly Awake” in honor of the non-stop, week-long pickin’ ‘n’ partyin’ that takes place.)

In fact, at The Egg, mandolinist O’Brien twice flubbed the lyrics to the traditional “Cluck Old Hen,” a song he’s probably played hundreds of times. O’Brien simply shrugged, looked out at the audience, and deadpanned, “Let me know if the show is too slick for you.”

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