We are very proud to announce the release of our 5th CD 7 Minutes Late on the American Showplace Label. It’s our finest work to date. Many of the songs that our fans have heard at our live shows over the past year are here as well as some brand new material. Chris’s musical background includes duties as lead singer and front man for rock and roll hall of famer and Grammy award winner Levon Helm’s band, The Barnburners. During the 6 years that Chris and Levon played together they toured across the US and Canada lighting up stages everywhere they went. Chris has appeared on stage with: Legendary Rolling Stones sideman Bobby Keys, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jimmy Vivino, Jeff Healy, Dan Akroyd, Albert Lee, Dave Edmunds, Dave Maxwell and the great James Cotton to name just a few. Chris has also recorded with Bill Perry and Hubert Sumlin, among others.
The Chris O’Leary Band’s debut CD “Mr. Used to Be” won the 2011 Best New Artist Debut CD Blues Blast Award and was nominated for best new artist debut at the 2011 American Blues Music Awards.
LINE UP Chris O’leary : vocals/mouthharp Pete Hopp :guitar Andy Hueneberg : bass Rick Rourke : tenor sax Andrei Koribanics: drums
ARTIST WEBSITE http://thechrisolearyband.net/