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CHRIS

O'LEARY

Generous guy

CHRIS O'LEARY

"THE HARD LINE"

ALLIGATOR RECORDS

ALCD-5016

RELEASE DATE :

JANUARY 12, 2024

(USA)

Chris O’Leary - harmonica,vocals, Guitar (Track 1), Bass (Track 9)

backed by:

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Chris Vitarello - guitar (Tracks 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10,11,12)
Greg Gumpel - guitar (Tracks 4,6), Slide Guitar (Tracks 11,12)
Monster Mike Welch - guitar (Traack 5)
Jesse O’Brien - piano (Tracks 1,2,4), organ (Tracks 1,3)
Brooks Milgate - piano (Tracks 6,8,9,11,12)
Jeremy Baum - piano (Tracks 5,10), organ (Tracks 5,10)
Andy Huenerberg - bass (Tracks 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,10,11,12)
Matt Raymond - bass (Track 6)
Dan Vitarello - drums (Tracks 1,3,8,9,12)
Michael Bram - drums (Tracks 2,4,7,10,11), percussion (Tracks 4,7,10,11)
Andrei Koribanics - drums (Track 5)
Ray Hangen - drums (Track 6)
Andy Stahl - sax (Tracks 1,5,6)
Ron Knittle - sax (Tracks 1,5)
Nick Bartell - sax (Track 11)
Chris Difrancesco - sax (Track 6)
Darren Sterud - trombone (Track 11)
Libby Cabello - backing vocals (Track 6)
Willa Vincitore - Backing vocals (Track 6)

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CHRIS O'LEARY BAND DISCOGRAPHY

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Few like Chris O'Leary have the vocal charisma to take soul and blues music to levels of supreme excellence through powerful and definitely demanding songs. Since his first work released in 2010, his six albums released to date contain the best concentration of talent and musical generosity expressed by an artist in a permanent state of grace. Not in vain The Band drummer Levon Helm was captivated by his extreme vocal strength and exquisite harmonica player during the six years he led his band The Barnburners. O'Leary's music is the loyalty expression to an infinite legacy, and his conviction to incorporate everything he is capable of to modernize and advance in the preservation of a musical genre always in need of new blood that guarantees new renewing generations and Chris, born in Schenectady, New York in 1968, is one of the contemporary heroes. Alligator Records has just welcomed him into their family and has produced his sixth album "The Hard Line", where O'Leary commits himself again as a great songwriter and performs twelve songs at the height of his musical career, supported by a brilliant band which includes nineteen musicians who make this album a studio work that is as complete as it's exciting. Chris O'Leary is a delight for the most demanding palates, and his commitment to musical elegance allows us to enjoy without any doubt the best contemporary soul-blues.

SOULFUL MAN

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