City Winery Boston presents Mark O’Connor – Crossing Bridges (A Retrospective on His Childhood Years in Music) live in concert on Wednesday, March 8th at 7:30PM.
With three Grammy wins, seven CMA Awards, and multiple national fiddle, guitar, and mandolin champion titles, Mark O’Connor’s music and career truly defies categories.
In his new partnership with Skyline Artists, Mark has created the “Mark O’Connor Duo” for performing arts centers. The concert features both his originals and classics, and it highlights his violin, guitar, mandolin and vocals along with his wife, Grammy-winning Maggie O’Connor.
Going back several decades, he’s been a member of legendary ensembles the David Grisman Quintet, The Dregs, and Strength In Numbers with Bela Fleck, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, and Edgar Meyer.
His solo career includes the multiple Grammy-winning album “New Nashville Cats” featuring his hit “Restless” with Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gill and Steve Wariner; and the hit sequel song “Devil Comes Back To Georgia” with Charlie Daniels, Johnny Cash, Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart on his Grammy-nominated “Heroes” album. Then there are recordings with Yo-Yo Ma, “Appalachia Waltz” and “Appalachian Journey” which sold one million copies and 250+ symphony performances of his “Fiddle Concerto.” His TNN tv show “American Music Shop” had a four-year run with guests ranging from Bo Diddley to Emmylou Harris. Currently, due out in April 2021, new release of solo guitar – “Markology II.”
Now his Mark O’Connor Duo with his wife and violinist Maggie O’Connor surveys his entire career along with new material. Their incredible musical chemistry led to yet another Grammy award, this time for Best Bluegrass Album “Coming Home.”