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Chris O'Brien / Press

“As a music fan, I live for those moments when I hear a performer for the first time and detect unmistakable magic. It happened with Shawn Colvin and Patty Griffin. Last summer, O'Brien caught my ear he'’s an uncommonly talented lyricist...”

Michael Witthaus - Eagle Times - Springfield VT

“Lighthouse is full of beauty, optimism and, well, light.”

Performing Songwriter Magazine

“Chris O’Brien picks up where Martin Sexton, Richard Thompson and John Gorka leave off…”

Club Passim

“The songs he writes brim with sincerity, taking on topics from relationships to cross-country travel.”

Devra First - The Boston Globe

“The vocals are king on this disc. Front and center, the lyrics are clearly realized and O’Brien’s voice instantly draws you in with casual soul...”

Ceci Gilson - MaineFolkMusic.com

“O'Brien's vocals are often mesmerizing, reminding this listener of both David Gray and Martin Sexton...”

The Brattleboro Reformer

“Chris O’Brien’s Lighthouse is an album of quiet, sophisticated beauty that serves only as evidence that O’Brien is indeed one of Boston’s best singer-songwriters.”

Jarrod Annis - WERS