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Since 2006, Brian has been honing his mandolin playing to accompany his voice on
music. He currently travels the country as a swing-soloist and, in 2011,released two
solo swing albums.
20th Century American swing with mandolin and vocals. Cut live in studio.
Swinging Christmas music with mandolin and vocals. Cut live in studio.
bass+mandolin, is Brian on mandolin and Josh Feinberg on upright bass. In 2010, the duo joined forces and began to compose music which is steeped in bluegrass, swing, and folk, and also pushes forward incorporating influences from North Indian, Italian, Irish and classical music. Learn more at www.bassmandolin.com.
Bach, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and original music.
In January of 2010, Brian and Elizabeth Oberlin founded the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra. Brian is the Music Director and Conductor. The twenty-five member Orchestra performs about eight concerts each year in the Portland area and is in partnership with the Glenn and Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro. Learn more at www.oregonmandolinorchestra.org.
Italian, American, French, and Spanish music by mandolin orchestra. Live recordings from the 2010 Concert Season.
Created by Avner Yonai of California, the Ger Mandolin Orchestra is a memorial project of reviving the Jewish Mandolin Orchestra that was active in Gora Kalwaria, Poland, between 1920 and 1930. Most of its members died in the Holocaust. Current members of the Ger Mandolin Orchestra are: Mike Marshall, Avi Avital, Radim Zenkl, Brian Oberlin, Tim Connell, Chris Acquavella, Florian Saltzman, Eric Stein, Jeff Warshauer, Dana Rath, and Adam Roszkiewicz.
Long time friends, Brian Oberlin and Luke Gitchel (guitar), formed this trio, with Seth Sutton on bass, to play the music they grew up playing together, bluegrass and swing. Learn more at www.journeymen-music.com.
Ida Viper is Brian’s first band on the West Coast, and they began touring the nation in 2006 and did so until 2010. Learn more at www.idaviper.com.
Brian on mandolin and tenor banjo. Mark Petteys on guitar and five-string banjo, playing swing and bluegrass.
Brian on electric and acoustic mandolin. Mark Petteys on guitar and banjo. Russ Baker on bass. Special guest, Paul Anastasio, on violin. Bluegrass and western swing.
Grasshoppah is a three-piece band (sometimes four-piece), originally from Michigan. The band started in 2001, playing hundreds of shows across the United States and, in 2002, won the Local Artist of the Year Jammie Award in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Learn more at www.grasshoppah.info.
Glenn House on guitar, drums, and harmonica, simultaneously. Brian on acoustic and electric mandolin. Chris Carr on electric bass. Original music that canvasses bluegrass, folk, and funk.
Glenn House on guitar, drums, and harmonica, simultaneously. Brian on acoustic and electric mandolin, tenor banjo, and C-melody saxophone. Shane Bullis on electric bass. Dan Giacobassi on flute and tenor saxophone. Bill Vitts on percussion.
Portland’s original mysterioso band, Caravan Gogh started in 2006 and, occasionally, gets together for reunion concerts.
Brian on mandolin. Jim D’Ville on ukulele. Gideon Freudmann on cello. Calen Uhlig on bass.
Northern Accent is Brian’s first professional bluegrass band, which toured the Midwest bluegrass festival circuit from the years 2000 to 2005.
Brian on mandolin. Luke Gitchel on guitar. Dave Connelly Jr. on banjo. Ron Pummel on bass.