O’Connor Band with Mark O’Connor

March 23, 2017 starting at 7:30 pm

We are getting a bit of an upgrade!

Originally master fiddler Mark O’Connor and his wife Maggie were going to treat us to a program of American classics. Then the O’Connor Band won a 2017 Grammy in the Bluegrass category and they decided to celebrate by bringing everyone.

Joining fiddlers Mark and Maggie O’Connor, will be Forrest O’Connor on mandolin and vocals, Kate Lee on fiddle and vocals, National Flatpick Guitar Champion Joe Smart and double bassist/old-time banjoist Geoff Saunders performing favorites of bluegrass, country and Americana, including some of O’Connor’s own famous works.

With music like this, the tightness of the band is palpable: you can feel the players’ connections to one another coming through the speakers in the music itself. Very few bands can achieve this sense of playing-as-one so completely, so effortlessly that the entire force of the music – the vocals and every instrument – settles into us physically and emotionally as we listen. – No Depression Magazine