Wed
Mar 22, 2023
Split Bill
Main Stage

Chris O'Leary Band

No reservations
With opening act:  
Dining 5-9pm. Music 7pm.

Chris O'Leary and his blues ensemble hail from the Hudson Valley of New York, but there's more than a trace of New Orleans in his music. O'Leary, who sings and plays harp and mandolin, and his band has a laid-back sound, but their solid groove, tight playing and O'Leary's superlative songwriting make them a powerful unit.

Chris O'Leary Band
Mar 22, 2023
  •  
Main Stage
  •  
Dining 5-9pm. Music 7pm.

Chris O'Leary Band's 2019 release -  "7 Minutes Late" - is fully loaded with 12 original fractured tales of hope and despair. O'Leary's exceptionally impressive songwriting, impassioned singing and harp work are on full display on this release. Chris will be on tour throughout the US and Europe, with his incendiary collection of well-seasoned players.

Featuring:
Chris O'Leary: Lead Singer/Harp
Chris Vitarello: Guitar
Tom Terry: Bass
Andy Stahl: Tenor Sax
Chris DiFrancesco: Baritone Sax
Andrei Koribanics: Drums

http://thechrisolearyband.net/

Chris O'Leary and his blues ensemble hail from the Hudson Valley of New York, but there's more than a trace of New Orleans in his music. O'Leary, who sings and plays harp and mandolin, and his band has a laid-back sound, but their solid groove, tight playing and O'Leary's superlative songwriting make them a powerful unit.

The Chris O'Leary Band's music is rooted in the blues and steeped in the tradition of Memphis, Chicago and New Orleans with shades of New Orleans, rockabilly and big, high-energy sound. Levon Helm can be heard in Chris's early sessions, and sitting in with regular gigs.

Soon, Levon asked Chris to join the house band at his new club in New Orleans. Chris’s band relocated and became the focal point of Levon Helm's Barn Burners, backing up touring stars and opening for New Orleans' finest players.


Awards include Blues Blast Best New Artist Debut winner and BMA nominee.