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Tim O'Brien Launches New Download Label

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With the new song, "Brush My Teeth with Coca-Cola," Tim O'Brien launches his Short Order Sessions label.

by Dan Gabel
January 12, 2015

Short-Order-Sessions---final.jpgFolk and Americana artist Tim O'Brien launched his new download label, Short Order Sessions, on January 6 with the release of the song "Brush My Teeth with Coca Cola." The song is available as a download on iTunes, Amazon and other digital music outlets. In February, O'Brien will begin releasing new Short Order Sessions tracks on the first and third Tuesdays of every month.

"Brush My Teeth with Coca-Cola" features Kathy Mattea on backing vocals, and was inspired by the Freedom Industries chemical spill in West Virginia in 2014 that contaminated the water supply for many residents in the state. O'Brien is donating proceeds from the song to the environmental agency AWARE (www.awarewv.org).

Says O'Brien about the incident: “Last year’s chemical spill in the Charleston area woke many of us to the fragile nature of the environment. My song is one of many written in the wake of the tragedy. There’s no easy fix, but one year later, it’s more important than ever to remain vigilant and to hold industry accountable. We take tap water for granted, so imagine three hundred thousand people suddenly scrambling for enough water to cook and bathe with, a whole community stressed and afraid. The guy in my song wonders what to do, hoping to catch rain in a bucket. Meanwhile he brushes his teeth with what’s handy.”

New Short Order Session releases will include live performances, one-off jams from O'Brien's music room, and other rare tracks. For more, visit the Short Order Sessions website.

 


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