O'connor Band Feat. Mark O'connor At The Dakota

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O'connor Band Feat. Mark O'connor At The Dakota
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O'Connor Band feat Mark O'Connor

O'Connor Band October 24-26 at 7pm
call 612.332.5299 or click for tickets: http://bit.ly/2dVV246

Family bands obviously have significant historical precedent, especially in bluegrass and country music (think The Carter Family, The Stonemans, The Whites, even The Band Perry), but it’s rare to find one this versatile, and with such a diverse background and story.

Mark himself has the name that fans of many different musical styles will immediately recognize. A former child prodigy and national champion on the fiddle, guitar, and mandolin, Mark has won his share of Grammys and CMA Awards, and has collaborated with a dizzying array of iconic artists, including Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, George Jones, Randy Travis, Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Bobby McFerrin, Wynton Marsalis, and Yo-Yo Ma. He has also written numerous violin concertos, which he has performed with hundreds of major symphony orchestras around the world.

The O’Connor Band features Mark’s wife, Maggie, on violin and vocals; Mark’s son, Forrest, on mandolin; and Forrest’s fiancée, Kate Lee. Joining the family is Joe Smart, a National Flatpick Guitar Champion, and Geoff Saunders, a DMA candidate in bass performance from the University of Miami. All six musicians possess impressive multi-instrumental abilities that allow the group to explore a wide range of musical configurations. The three-violin lineup is unique amongst contemporary ensembles. The virtuosic playing competes with any bluegrass band out there. The songs (described as “modern-day classics” by Field) hold their own with anything you’ll hear on a Friday or Saturday night at The Bluebird Café in Nashville. 2016’s Coming Home may be one of the most impressive debut albums released by any bluegrass band in a long time.
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By: Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant