Chicago-based musician, who debuted in 1996 with the album ‘Cerulean Blue’. Around this time, she formed the Nora O’Connor Band, with herself on lead vocals and guitar, Lisa Wertman Crowe on bass and vocals, Tony Ventura on guitar and Mark Cameron on drums. In 1998, she contributed a cover version of The Saxophone Song to the fan-made compilation album I Wanna Be Kate.

In 2004, she released her second album ‘Til the dawn’. She continues to record and perform with longtime collaborator, Andrew Bird. O’Connor has two sons, and lives in Evanston, Illinois.