The Courtyard Series Presents: Nora O'Connor
Nora has a rich, soulful voice that evokes Patsy Cline’s sweet dreams and Emmylou Harris and Gram Parson in their Fallen Angels Days and showcases her natural beauty and charm -New York Press
Nora O’Connor is a Chicago-based musician whose vocal talents are the secret weapon behind some of the city’s best performances and recordings. Nora performs solo and curates duo, trio and small group performances with long time local friends and collaborators. She also tours with Neko case from time to time. She spent the last four years touring internationally singing and playing guitar with The Decemberists. When off the road, Nora is very happy to be in the studio with her band of 18+ years, The Flat Five recently released their 2nd album “Another World” on Pravda Records.a In 2019, she joined Iron & Wine for a string of orchestra shows celebrating their acclaimed release “Our Endless Numbered Days”. For much of 2013, O'Connor toured internationally as a singer in Iron and Wine. O’Connor also plays bass and sings back-up for Kelly Hogan (supporting Hogan's release "I Like To Keep Myself In Pain" on ANTI- Records) and in 2010, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy enlisted O'Connor and Hogan as primary vocalists on gospel legend Mavis Staples’ Grammy Award-winning album “You Are Not Alone.” In the studio and on the stage, O'Connor has backed (among others) Andrew Bird, Neko Case, The New Pornographers, Jakob Dylan, Archer Prewitt, Robbie Fulks and Alejandro Escovedo. Though she may be primarily known for her signature honey-sweet vocals, O'Connor is also revered among her musician peers for her chops and versatility. She's a solid sender on guitar and bass, an enthusiastic and inspired collaborator, and always ninja-nimble and professional to a T -- just a few of the reasons why this lady's phone never stops ringing.
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