Mark O’Connor Marks 30 Years
Fiddler/violinist Mark O’Connor celebrates 30 years working as a professional musician with the release of a new, two-disc set on Nov. 11. The recording, Mark O’Connor Thirty-Year Retrospective, was recorded during a live concert and features an all-star line-up of guests that included mandolinist Chris Thiele from Nickel Creek, guitarist Bryan Sutton, and Byron House on the standing bass. O’Connor began playing as a pre-teen on the fiddle circuit. He has gone on to have a successful career recording both classical and traditional music, including several Appalacia-themed works with Edgar Meyer and Yo Yo Ma.