Every so often you’re lucky enough to see a band and realize that everything is just right. The right personalities, the right arrangements, the right instruments, the right attitude… everything just comes together perfectly. “Tight” doesn’t describe it. Bands that rehearse and work hard and can stop and start on a dime are tight. Bands that know each other like the back of their hands are something special. - Review by Eric Gleason.


Chris O’Leary Endorses Seydel Harmonicas

I’m very pleased to announce my new endorse­ment deal with Sey­del Har­mon­i­cas. After play­ing other harps for years, these instru­ments are with­out a doubt the best I’ve ever played. http://www.seydel1847.de/chrisoleary

The Chris O’Leary Band Live at The Falcon on April 3rd

The band has just returned from a suc­cess­ful short tour of Europe, with a live DVD of their Switzer­land per­for­mance com­ing later this year. Below is a clip from Switzer­land to whet your appetite for their upcom­ing gig at The Fal­con on Thurs­day, April 3rd. It’s an early show, with the music start­ing around 7pm, so make your din­ner reser­va­tions and come hear the band’s lat­est tunes and tales.

“.…How a Shuffle Should Be Played” Levon Helm

I was just lis­ten­ing to a live record­ing of us play­ing at The Mid­night Ram­ble and think­ing of Sean .. After we fin­ished our set I went back to talk with Levon .. The first thing he said was ” now that’s how a shuf­fle should be played”. … Chris O’Leary

Remembering Minnow

Remem­ber­ing Sean “Min­now” McCarthy
I remem­ber get­ting a phone call from Sean some years back.He said that both him and O’Leary want to get back in to play­ing again and they would like me in the band.I was thrilled.Who would of thought 8 years later we would have 2 cd’s,played at the BMA’s,nominated for “Best New Artist”,won “Best New Artist” at the Blues Blast Awards,played major blues fes­ti­vals in the USA and Europe.Thanks to Sean the COB band con­tin­ues to rock on!
Check out this song Sean played on called “Salt Flats Boo­gie” named after O’Leary and Sean’s love for cars.
R.I.P my friend!
Chris V

The Chris O’Leary Band — Salt Flats Boo­gie
Artist — The Chris O’Leary Band Album — Mr. Used To Be Song — Salt Flats Boogie

The Chris O’Leary Band mourns the loss of drummer Sean McCarthy

I lost my drum­mer, band­mate, and life­long friend today, Sean McCarthy . My thoughts and prayers go out to Willa, his beau­ti­ful chil­dren, and the rest of his fam­ily. We trav­eled a lot of miles together, and like a brother, he was always there for me.
Rest easy Sean
I will miss you .…
Chris O’Leary
We will all miss you and you will always be in our thoughts.