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Kate Lee & Forrest O’Connor with The Wildmans
- Friday, May 31, 2019
- The Main Stage
- $15 / $15
- Tickets on Sale Now
- Main Hall Seated - Limited Tables Available with a Dinner Reservation :: All Other Seating is First Come First Serve General Admission :: Please Call Venue for Dinner Reservations
Kate Lee & Forrest O’Connor won a GRAMMY in 2017 as part of the O’Connor Band. They have recorded with the likes of Paul Simon and Zac Brown and will be performing a number of new original songs.
The award winning talents of siblings Eli and Aila Wildman on mandolin and fiddle, joined by gifted banjoist Victor Furtado bring a new twist to old time roots music.
Kate Lee & Forrest O’Connor · 9:30
Folk duo Kate Lee & Forrest O’Connor earned national recognition as co-lead singers and primary songwriters of the O’Connor Band, a group they co-founded along with O’Connor’s father, seven-time CMA Award-winning violinist Mark O’Connor. They wrote the majority of the band’s first album, Coming Home, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Albums Chart and won a GRAMMY Award in 2017.
Both independently and as part of the O’Connor Band, Lee and O’Connor have collaborated with Paul Simon, Zac Brown, Kenny Loggins, Clint Black, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Dan Tyminski, and many others. Their music has accumulated more than half a million streams on Spotify, and they have performed at the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium, and Fenway Park, as well as some of the most prominent festivals and performing arts centers around the country.
They will be joined by bassist Geoff Saunders (also of the O’Connor Band), national mandolin champion Isaac Eicher, and country vocalist Mallory Eagle.
The Wildmans · 8:30pm
Siblings Eli and Aila Wildman each placed first in mandolin and old time fiddle at the 2018 Galax Old Fiddler's Convention, and Aila also took home the Best All Around Performer award - combining their talents with award winning clawhammer banjoist Victor Furtado these young musicians bring an energy and flair to traditional Appalachian music that will keep this genre alive and evolving into the future. With a base firmly in old time roots music, The Wildmans push genre boundaries with acoustic electric instruments and original jam vibes, Tedeschi Trucks, and Bob Dylan covers, and bluesy vocals.