A 14-track live album, featuring the most exciting music from our concerts this year, was an absolute ‘must’ for us to release, because many fans have seen how special this group is on stage.
Nashville, TN (PRWEB)
May 16, 2017
The Grammy Award-winning O’Connor Band, featuring seven-time CMA Award-winning fiddler/violinist Mark O’Connor, will release their first live album on June 7 via OMAC Records. This is the first record the band has released since their full-length debut, “Coming Home”, which won a Grammy Award for “Best Bluegrass Album” earlier this year.
The band features three of Mark’s family members – his wife Maggie (violin/vocals), son Forrest (mandolin/vocals), and daughter-in-law Kate (violin/vocals) – in addition to guitarist Joe Smart and bassist Geoff Saunders. Critics throughout the industry have praised the O’Connor Band’s virtuosity, compelling songwriting, intricate arrangements, and dynamic and charismatic live performances, and the band has quickly risen to become one of the foremost groups in the Americana/bluegrass scene.
Shortly after winning their first Grammy Award, the band was signed by premier booking agency William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME) at the behest of WME’s co-head, Greg Oswald, who dubbed the band “incomparable.” Nashville-based agents Matt Malcolm and Doug Neff will oversee bookings for the group.
“The O’Connor Band is almost too good to describe,” says producer Tony Brown (George Strait, Vince Gill, Reba McEntire), who has been working with the band in recent months. “They have excellent musicianship, stylistic vocals, and showmanship beyond compare. If we entered them in a battle of the bands, they would definitely win!”