Tim O’Brien Releasing Two Albums on Tuesday

Bluegrass veteran Tim O’Brien will release two new albums on Tuesday (Sept. 13) on Sugar Hill Records. Cornbread Nation was inspired by a book and radio show with that title. The other one, Fiddler’s Green, draws heavily on the somewhat darker elements of folk music. … Other new releases on independent labels include bluegrass ensemble Steep Canyon Rangers’ One Dime at a Time (Rebel), Kentucky power pop band the Muckrakers’ Front of the Parade (Toucan Cove/Label X), songwriter Pieta Brown’s In the Cool (Valley) and folk-rocker Dana Cooper’s Made of Mud (King Easy).