where the river meets the road
through breezy banjo strings and trickling basses, this is a charming portrait of the rural beauty and hardship that makes West Virginia the haunting, comforting, magnetic homeland that it is.
Each of the 12 tracks on the album is connected to his home state of West Virginia. Two originals, "Guardian Angel" and the title track "Where the River Meets the Road," tell deeply personal stories of O'Brien's family - the death of his older sister when he was a toddler, and the tale of his great grandfather moving to his hometown of Wheeling in the 1850s. The remaining ten songs were collected and compiled after more than a decade collaborating with the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame.