Formed in 1976, OMAC Records began releasing great acoustic music performances that commercial record labels were not willing to support. The “indy” record company was the brainchild of a young teenaged bluegrass prodigy, Mark O’Connor and his mother Marty, was designed to capture once-in-a-lifetime recording projects by the young O’Connor and his talented colleagues. Beginning in the mid 1970s with the iconic “A Texas Fiddle Jam Session featuring Four World Champion Fiddlers” – Benny Thomasson, Texas Shorty, Terry Morris and Mark O’Connor, fast forward 25 years later with the virtuosic Hot Swing Trio’s best recordings in 2000 featuring string jazz music's Frank Vignola and Jon Burr. In 2010, “Americana Symphony” featuring O’Connor’s masterpiece of American orchestral writing, performed by legendary conductor Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony was released 35 years after the label's inception.Now the latest release marking the label's 40th anniversary, the Grammy-winning “The O’Connor Band” featuring the talented O’Connor family of musicians, releases their stellar album "O'Connor Band Live!. The record company with its humble beginnings in Mountlake Terrace, WA, found its name OMAC by the mixture of O’Connor’s name, and Marty’s maiden name MacDonald. Many years have passed since Marty's passing, but she leaves us the legacy of OMAC Records, representing one of most impressive catalogues by any violinist or fiddler.