Chris O’Leary Band – Fri June 9th

Chris O’Leary Band – Fri June 9th

“Chris O’Leary has a vocal style that could make a believer out of a devout athe­ist and a har­mon­ica style that will burn a hole straight through to the deep­est part of your heart.  There’s just some­thing in his deliv­ery that has the lis­tener hang­ing on every note and every word.  Seven years as a Marine and six years as a mem­ber of Levon Helm’s Barn­burn­ers are enough to con­vince the hard­ened skep­tic that this cat has paid his dues.  If that’s not enough, one lis­ten to this disc will drive the point home.  A band as solid as the Rock of Gibral­tar back­ing his for­mi­da­ble skills is enough to get the point across that Chris O’Leary is 100% the real deal.  Back­ing him on this album are Chris Vitarello on gui­tar, Andy Stahl and Chris Difrancesco on sax­o­phones, Matt Ray­mond on bass and Jay Devlin on drums.  Add the piano & organ work of Bruce Katz, Vin­nie Nobile on trom­bone, and Willa Pan­vini McCarthy & Libby Cabello on back­ground vocals…then add John Mooney as a spe­cial guest on gui­tar, and this tasty treat has the cherry on top.  The fact that O’Leary wrote all the music and lyrics for the album makes him all the more impres­sive.”  READ MORE

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