Performer Spotlight – Mr Sun

The 4 musical personalities of Mr Sun are so strong that one might imagine the group could explode if not for the palpable love and humor that emanate from every note they play together. 

Those personalities are: renowned fiddler Darol Anger, mandolin virtuoso and vocalist Joe K. Walsh, guitar genius Grant Gordy, and phenomenal Scottish bassist Aidan O’Donnell.

And their current, 2023 project? “Mr Sun Plays Ellington Plays Tchaikovsky.”

Says Darol, “Mr Sun is relaxing in a way that makes my mind flip on and spark and spin. I think it’ll do the same for most people who like acoustic string music.”

Acoustic string music, flipping, sparking, spinning? Why, that’s us, Strawberry! Hand us a hula hoop – here comes Mr Sun!

Check out this acrobatic tune they named after master musician friend and polymath, Danny Barnes.

Read more about Mr Sun Here

Spring 2025

Strawberry Music Festival
May 22nd - 26th

Nevada County Fairgrounds
Grass Valley, CA


Strawberry Music Festival