The American singer and harmonica player Chris O’Leary is considered the heir of the great Levon Helm. This qualification given by the specialized press comes because Chris O’Leary began his career as frontman, lead singer and harmonica of The Barn Burners, the band of legend and Grammy winner Levon Helm. For six years they toured throughout the United States and Canada, sweeping with their live set and creating a legion of fans.
Chris O’Leary, who has shared the stage with artists like Bobby Keys, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jimmy Vivino, Jeff Healey, Dan Akroyd, Albert Lee, Dave Edmunds, Dave Maxwell, or the legendary James Cotton just to name a few; and has participated in recordings of people like Bill Perry or Hubert Sumlin, started his solo career with the album “Mr. Used to Be”, which was awarded in 2011 as the best debut album at the Blues Blast Awards and nominated as best artist at the American Blues Music Awards.
Since the birth and start of their own band they have only passed twice more through the recording studio, which resulted in the albums “Waiting for the Phone to Ring” in 2012 and “Gonna Die Tryin'” in 2015. Their another reference is a live performance recorded in Basel in 2014 that constitutes a gateway to the band and a harbinger of what can be seen in their concerts.