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The Best Bluegrass Album is “Coming Home”

The O'Connor Band - Coming HomeThe 59th Grammy Awards took place Sunday night and some of our favorite awards were presented. The award of most interest to our readers is the Best Bluegrass Album. The coveted Gramophone trophy was awarded to the O'Connor Band with Mark O'Connor for their album, Coming Home released on Rounder Records. Other bands nominated for the award include Blue Highway for Original Traditional, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver for Burdern Bearer, Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands for The Hazel And Alice Sessions, and Claire Lynch for North by South.

The O’Connor Band Releases “Coming Home” Video

O’Connor Band Coming HomeThe O’Connor Band was number one again on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart again this past week. The O’Connor Band has just released a new video of the band performing “Coming Home” which features some skateboarding fiddle playing by Mark. Consisting of four master instrumentalists, The O'Connor Band is all family -- Grammy and CMA Award-winning Mark O'Connor (violin); Mark's wife, Maggie (violin); his son Forrest (mandolin); and Forrest's fiancé, Kate Lee (violin). 'Coming Home,' their 12-track debut album on Rounder Records, debuted at number one on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart last month. For all the instrumental virtuosity on display here, it is the songs - both Mark's instrumental compositions, and the vocal songs written by Forrest and Kate, the band's lead singers -- that are at the heart of this project. “Coming Home” is just one fine example presented on this album.

The O'Connor Band to Release "Coming Home" August 5th

The O'Connor Band - Coming HomeNashville, TN - The O'Connor Band, the family band led by acclaimed musician and composer Mark O'Connor, has announced they will release their debut album, Coming Home, August 5 on Rounder. Throughout the 12-song album, the O'Connor Band draws upon a deep well of talent and tradition to make music whose sonic and emotional appeal transcends time and genre, demonstrating an effortless rapport that underlines the group's family roots as well as its prestigious collective pedigree.

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