Jamie O'Brien's writing is as dazed and confused as his origins. Born in England into an Irish-Italian family, he moved at a tender age to France where he met a German and moved to Austria. ... After a decade of playing Irish music in the Black Forest, he found a path that took him to the plains of Alsace and eventually the planes of TWA which took him to Pennsylvania, his adopted home.
As a Lindt chocolate fan, he had the difficult task of living in Hershey for four years before moving to The Wilds -- the part of Pennsylvania in the north marked on maps with Here be there Dragons for another four years.
Now in his civilized home in Carlisle, he sits and writes day in, day out for numerous publications. His dreams of stardom live on as he continues to play Irish music with the Laune Rangers and Old Timey with Medicinal Purpose. He is lactose intolerant and tried to strangle the doctor who told him he should avoid eating all chocolate. Including Hershey?
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Reviews by Jamie include:
Asturian Mining Company
Celtic Fiddle Festival
Johnny B. Connolly
Fire in the Glen
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill
George Kahumoku Jr.
George Kahumoku Jr. & Bob Brozman
Keoki Kahumoku & Herb Ohta Jr.
Herb Ohta Jr.
Old Blind Dogs
Owana Ka`ohelelani Salazar
Jim "Kimo" West
George Kahumoku Jr. with Paul Konwiser
Ian Whitcomb & His Bungalow Boys
Cherish the Ladies (interview)
Aloha: The Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Tour (performance)
Freedom Highway: Songs That Shaped a Century (documentary)
Natalie MacMaster (performance)
Spirit of Aloha: Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom & Willie K (performance)