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.

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.


Raising Funds for Habitat Vet Build

Join the band on March 1, 2014 from 1 to 4 pm at The Fal­con in Marl­boro to help raise funds for Habi­tat Newburgh’s Vet­er­ans Build Pro­gram. Come and enjoy great music and a great cause and bring your danc­ing shoes and a $20 dona­tion. Check out this great orga­ni­za­tion @

Get into the Holiday Spirit with the Band this Weekend!

Take a break from all your hol­i­day shop­ping and prepa­ra­tion this week­end, and kick back and relax with us at one (or both!) of our shows in the Hud­son Valley.

First up is Brian’s Back­yard BBQ in Mid­dle­town on Fri­day night (Dec. 6th), where you’ll find great bar­beque to go along with the music. Sat­ur­day night you’ll find us at McAuley’s Tav­ern in Pough­keep­sie, where pizza and wings reign supreme. For details and direc­tions, check out the Cal­en­dar page on our website.


Join us this Friday, September 20th, at McAuley’s in Poughkeepsie!

Late addi­tion to our cal­en­dar — heck, it’s so new we haven’t had time to actu­ally add it to the cal­en­dar! Please come join us at McAuley’s Tav­ern (347 Hooker Avenue, Pough­keep­sie 12603) this Fri­day night at around 9:30 for great live blues, swing, and what­ever else we feel like playing.

Date Change: Playing at 12 Grapes in Peekskill Sept. 14th!

We’ll be play­ing at 12 Grapes in Peek­skill, NY next week­end, on Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 14th, instead of the fol­low­ing week­end. Make your reser­va­tions for din­ner and the show now! We hope to see you there on the dance floor.

Join us at The Falcon tonight!

Frankie and Chris

Come for din­ner and stay for our show at The Fal­con in Marl­boro, NY tonight, with the tri­umphant return of our bassist Frank Ingrao!

Playing in our own backyard! Well, almost.

The band is back after their month of tour­ing across and around this coun­try. Come on out and find out why every place they played wants them back. In Chris’ words “We will be play­ing Brian’s Back­yard BBQ in Mid­dle­town NY this Fri­day night! Come on out, have a cold beer and some great food and watch us make absolute fools of ourselves.”


New Band Shot


Thank you

Thank you to every­one who came out to sup­port the band these last few weeks. Thank you to all the venues and fes­ti­vals that opened their doors to us. Thank you to the hos­pi­tal, doc­tors and nurses who fixed Chris and thank you to Gail E. Beaudry-Heuton for mak­ing and giv­ing the band the most amaz­ing bread and pre­serves to keep us from star­va­tion on the 20 hour dri­ves between gigs. THANK YOU ALL. See you again next year!


Old Skoolz South Dakota…we are almost there

Thanks Bran­don San­tini for open­ing for us yes­ter­day at the 21st Saloon in Omaha. You guys are great. Thanks Omaha blues for bring­ing out a fan­tas­tic audi­ence. Now we are head­ing to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Come on out.

21st Saloon in Omaha Today

It was nice to be done early last night. Great to be play­ing out­side. If you are ever in Kear­ney, stop by Cunningham’s Jour­nal. Tonight Omaha!


Early Gig at Kearney Nebraska

The band is play­ing at Cun­ning­ham Jour­nal today at 6:30 as we head back east. See you there in a few.

John’s Alley Moscow Idaho Tonight

Thank You, Tacoma. We had a great time. Now for a change of scenery, we are in Moscow. So come on out.


Ask For Chris O’Leary

Call your local blues sta­tion. Tell them you want to hear some Chris O’Leary Band songs.


Tacoma Tonight

We are enjoy­ing the beau­ti­ful drive to Tacoma where we will play­ing at The Spar tonight. Chris is doing well.


Emergency Surgery Lands O’Leary in Hospital

Noth­ing is stop­ping this well-oiled machine. After an emer­gency appen­dec­tomy in Spokane Wash­ing­ton this morn­ing, and a cou­ple of hours of doctor-enforced rest, Chris is back in the van rid­ing shot­gun on our way to Winthrop to host The All Star Jam . We hope they will have us back next year to per­form in the slot we had to miss.
The peo­ple at Sacred Heart Hos­pi­tal in Spokane were absolutely won­der­ful and true pro­fes­sion­als…
Like Some­body said, “the show must go on”


Tonight Spokane is going to have fun

The band will be play­ing at Daleys Cheap Shots. We hear the burg­ers are great.

Butte Montana Tonight

We are on Route 90 on our way to the Sil­ver Dol­lar Saloon in Butte. See you there.

On the way to Wausau WI

The crowd was amaz­ing at The Alamo last night. You guys should fol­low us to Wausau tonight! We are look­ing for­ward to play­ing at The Inter­mis­sion tonight. See you there.

Playing At The Alamo Tonight

Catch the band at the Alamo in Sprin­field, IL tonight