Lunch with Mark O’Connor

Saturday, April 21st, I was unexpectedly given the opportunity to tag along with my good friend Megan Gregory to have lunch with the one and only Mark O’Connor.

For those who don’t know, Mark O’Connor is probably the single greatest violinist and fiddle player in the states. I’ve loved his music since I was a little girl and of course I jumped at the opportunity to meet him. As it turns out, Mark is a really cool guy and he paid for our lunch at Cafe Lola’s in Johnson City, TN.

Mark also told Megan and I about the biography about him that is currently in the works, shared a cute video of his infant daughter playing her first violin, and told us about his son Forrest, who has his own band, Forrest and the Flight.

Another thing I learned about Mark is that he can play the violin and skateboard at the same time! Check it out!

It really was an honor to meet Mark and learn about his many projects and his talented children. I’m an even bigger fan now! Of course, free lunch is a good way to win my heart, ha ha.

And for fun, a track with Mark, Edgar Meyer, and Yo-Yo Ma: