Mr Sun Plays
Duke Ellington’s
Nutcracker Suite

Mr Sun conjured Ellington’s Nutcracker in March of 2023. Darol Anger, Joe K. Walsh, Grant Gordy and Aidan O’Donnell went into the recording studio to transmogrify the legendary Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker Suite into the Acoustic String Band known as Mr Sun. On the new recording, the pieces of the Suite range from close interpretations of Billy Strayorn’s original charts to intense extrapolations based on the spirit of the material.

The band will premiere their version of the composition at the Fresh Grass Music Festival taking place at Mass Moca in North Adams, MA on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023.

Below is a preview


“Danny Barnes”

Tickets will be $25 in advance and $27.50 day of show.

Admission for Children 16 and under and Seniors 65+ will be $17.50 in advance and $20.00 day of the concert.

Use the link below to purchase tickets, or email Don at

Richmond Congregational Church
20 Church St. Richmond, VT
Sundays 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
For Details and Tickets – 802-434-4563