The uncanny intersection of traditional and contemporary elements in O’Brien’s songwriting, his tireless dedication to a vast and still-expanding array of instruments, and his ongoing commitment to place himself in as many unique and challenging musical scenarios as possible have made him a key figure in today’s thriving roots music scene. Sutton has been honored as a six-time winner of the IBMA’s Guitarist of the Year. Bub has racked up nine Entertainer of the Year awards, five Bass Player of the Year awards as well as a Grammy.