Nashville-born singer-songwriter, mandolinist, and guitarist Forrest O’Connor has performed and recorded with a wide range of artists, including Paul Simon, Kenny Loggins, Clint Black, Del McCoury, and the Nashville Symphony. A former Tennessee state mandolin champion, O’Connor won a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album in 2017 as part of the Mark O’Connor Band. He appeared in season 4 of the ABC hit series Nashville, and he co-wrote the Mark O’Connor Band’s song, “In My Blood,” which was produced by Zac Brown and reached #1 on the iTunes Bluegrass chart in June 2018.
O’Connor graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Sociomusicology from Harvard University. He is also a co-founder of the music webcasting company Concert Window, Inc., which has developed into one of the leading webcasting platforms for musicians and has been featured on TED as well as in The Examiner, TechCrunch, and The Boston Herald.