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!