The O’Connor Band, featuring Grammy Award-winning American fiddler Mark O’Connor, delivers beautiful and thoughtful original vocal songs, classic covers, and sophisticated instrumentals with a fresh, powerful, unprecedented sound that has begun winning over fans of every style from bluegrass to indie folk to Americana. Their debut album, Coming Home, will be released on Concord/Rounder Records in August 2016.
Mark, a former child prodigy and national champion on fiddle, guitar, and mandolin, has collaborated with James Taylor, Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Vince Gill, and countless other luminaries over the course of a career that has spanned four decades. The O’Connor Band is his newest undertaking, and it features several of his family members: his wife Maggie (violin, vocals), son Forrest (mandolin, guitar, vocals), and Forrest’s fiancée, Kate Lee (violin vocals). They are joined by national flatpick champion Joe Smart (guitar) and Geoff Saunders (bass).