Blues singer and underrated harp master Chris O’Leary follows up on his critically-acclaimed release Mr. Used To Be with a new white-hot slab o’ soul ‘n’ blues titled Waitin’ For The Phone To Ring. Thirteen new original numbers, produced by talented guitarist Dave Gross, lots of guitars and horns and, of course, O’Leary’s great voice and harmonica tone…what more could a blues fan want? (Release date: 06/26/12)
The following is a text from Chris: “Good gig, packed house- Lots of miles…Canadian crowds are very appreciative!!! Can’t wait to go back.
The Chris O’Leary Band is headed to Canada this month! The moment the band drives across the border, they can call themselves an International band! Unfortunately, more often than not, the band gets caught in the gears of everyday life and forgets to do a reality check!
As a bit of an outsider looking in, here is a reality check: Keep dreaming because you are on your way with an amazing new CD ready to pop, a first international gig in June followed closely by a gig in Ireland and Switzerland.
Obviously their musical skills as a band have a lot to do with this success, but we also have to stop to thank Road Dawg Touring Company. Thank you Doug and thank you Debbie. We know it was no easy task gathering all the necessary paperwork to get Canada to let them in…musicians are a squirmy lot, but just think how prepared we are now for Europe!
Happy Birthday Chris O’Leary. You have much to celebrate this year.