O'Connor Band's An Appalachian Christmas featuring Mark O'Connor
Grammy-winning violinist Mark O'Connor & Friends - An Appalachian Christmas tour. The performance features elegant (New York Times) interpretations of Christmas classics found on OConnors celebrated album of the same name, which reached the top 20 on three Billboard charts (Bluegrass Albums, Crossover Albums, and Classical Albums) and which American Songwriter called an absolute delight. The touring ensemble performs hits from the album, delivering stunning vocal harmonies and sophisticated instrumentals within classic Christmas music. Their fresh and powerful sound has won over fans of every musical style from bluegrass to indie folk to Americana.
Several renowned instrumentalists and singers enhance OConnor dazzling skill (Spartanburg Herald-Journal) as both a musician and composer to create this totally unique holiday spectacular: banjoist and vocalist Cia Cherryholmes from the bluegrass band Cherryholmes; fiddler and vocalist Carrie Rodriguez; guitarist Joe Smart; bassist Michael Rinne; OConnor's son Forrest on mandolin and vocals; and OConnors wife Maggie on fiddle. The ensemble infuses Americana in all that they play, and brings a warm blend of country, folk and classical to Christmas songs (Willamette Week) including Winter Wonderland, O Christmas Tree, Carol of the Bells, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Watch a performance of Carol of the Bells above.
The Seasons Performance Hall (View)
101 N Naches Ave
Yakima, WA 98901
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