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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
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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.

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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 @ www.habitatnewburgh.org


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.

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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.”

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New Band Shot

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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!

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Old Skoolz South Dakota…we are almost there

Thanks Bran­don San­tini www.brandonsantini.com 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!

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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.

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Ask For Chris O’Leary

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

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Tacoma Tonight

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

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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”

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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