About The Band

Chris’s musi­cal back­ground includes duties as lead singer and front man for rock and roll hall of famer and Gram­my award win­ner Lev­on Helm’s band, The Barn­burn­ers. Dur­ing the 6 years that Chris and Lev­on played togeth­er they toured across the US and Cana­da light­ing up stages every­where they went. Chris has appeared on stage with: Leg­endary Rolling Stones side­man Bob­by Keys, The Fab­u­lous Thun­der­birds, Jim­my Vivi­no, Jeff Healy, Dan Akroyd, Albert Lee, Dave Edmunds, Dave Maxwell and the great James Cot­ton to name just a few. Chris has also record­ed with Bill Per­ry and Hubert Sum­lin, among others.

The Chris O’Leary Band’s debut CD “Mr. Used to Be” won the 2011 Best New Artist Debut CD Blues Blast Award and was nom­i­nat­ed for best new artist debut at the 2011 Amer­i­can Blues Music Awards.

The reg­u­lar mem­bers of the band include:

  • Shiela Kline­fel­ter — bass
  • Pete Kanaras — bass
  • Mike Lynch — guitar
  • Andy Stahl — tenor sax
  • Chuck Cot­ton — drums
  • Brooks Mil­gate — piano/organ