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Andrew James O'Brien Live in St. John's

157.jpgThey are few and far between, the songwriters who can stop you in your tracks, have you hanging on every word.

Andrew James O'Brien first appeared on this show as part of the 2010 CBC-Music NL Songwriters Circle in Rocky Harbour.

Almost nobody in the room knew who he was. His first album was still a few months away.

But from the moment he began his first song, you could hear a pin drop.

He's had that effect on audiences everywhere, and his days as an unknown performer are long over.

Last month, Andrew James O'Brien and his band the Searchers took the stage of the LSPU Hall in St. John's.

Fans packed the house for a pair of shows presented by CBC Radio, and the event turned into a celebration of one of the great young voices in Newfoundland music.

It was quite a time, as you'll hear this Saturday.


Photo: Andrew James O'Brien with Catherine Allan of his band the Searchers. (Bud Gaulton).