Delta Blue Live Music: Chris O'Leary Band
The critically acclaimed, award winning Chris O’Leary Band is a rising star on today’s blues scene. Chris cut his teeth playing with the legendary rock and roll Hall of Famer Levon Helm for six years. During this time Chris toured internationally and took up residency in New Orleans for the better part of a year. It’s here where he absorbed the various styles that form the eclectic roots sound of the band.
The COB is a six piece high energy horn driven roots band that combines the styles of Chicago,Memphis, and New Orleans. They’ve released three CDs on the Vizztone label garnering a Blues Music Award nomination for best new artist and winning a Blues Blast Award in the same category as well as the King Biscuit Rising Star award an additional Blues Blast Award for their critically acclaimed Live at Blues Now release. The latest cd is on the American Showplace Label with Grammy Award winning producer Ben Elliott. Through the years Chris has shared the stage with The Tbirds, Steely Dan, James Cotton, Phoebe Snow,and legendary Stones sideman Bobby Keys to name just a few. He has also recorded with James Cotton, Hubert Sumlin, Richie Havens , and his friend and mentor Levon Helm.