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Chris O'Leary Band
Back to O-Town with The Blues
This Thursday, October 12 @ 8p
Live on the George Linson Stage

Friendly Confines - Orlando

great food, full bar, killer service, parking out the ying-yang - a virtual no-brainer

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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:

Chris Vitarello – guitar
Matt Raymond – bass
Chris DiFrancesco – baritone sax
Andy Stahl – tenor sax
Jason Devlin – drums

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61 GHOSTS - a Clarksdale experience

Clarksdale connects with Orlando Thursday, October 19 with a very special performance by 61 GHOSTS - Mississippi vibin' on the George Linson Stage at Friendly Confines. A bluesnique experience!

ABOUT THE BAND

Joe Mazzari, guitar, lead vocals
Joe Mazzari began writing roots-rock music in his 20s, influenced by John Hiatt, Bob Dylan, Link Wray, Rory Gallagher and the Delta blues musicians. Caught up in the Boston rock scene in the 1980s, Joe recorded a handful of albums/CDs and toured the U.S. and U.K.

Joe fronted The Daughters, Two Saints, Jacknife Beat, and the Joe Mazzari Band. He also recorded and toured with Johnny Thunders of the NY Dolls and the Heartbreakers fame for three years, and appeared on three of Johnny's albums. Read more here. Joe had the good fortune to record with legendary producer Jimmy Miller (Rolling Stones, Traffic and Motorhead) and John Peel of BBC fame. Combining a touch of raunchy rock with his roots-rock music in the early 2000s, Joe gravitated back to his raw original style. He recorded “Chasing 61 Ghosts”, released in 2011, with the Joe Mazzari Band, taking it on the road with touring musicians.

Dixie, drummer, back-up vocals
After stumbling upon a film documentary called “Deep Blues” and hearing, for the first time, Mississippi hill country blues legends Junior Kimbrough and R.L. Burnside, it changed her life so much, Dixie vowed to teach herself to play drums in the style of her newly found heroes. In 2008 Dixie joined the hill country blues band All Night Long that produced three albums. Dixie became Leo Bud Welch’s drummer in 2013 has performed in over 20 festivals in the US, Europe and Africa. She is featured in a documentary on Leo Bud Welch, "Late Blossom Blues-The Leo "Bud" Welch Documentary" was released January 2017. Dixie was included on Leo's Mississippi Blues Trail Marker as his drummer. Sam Carr, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith and Calvin Jackson (Cedric Burnside’s father) continue to impact her style of drumming. Dixie endorses Peridore Custom Sticks, SoulTone Cymbals and plays TAMA Silverstar drums. "I was happily surprised the first time I heard Dixie play behind Mr. Leo. Dixie has the ear for raw blues. She is very humble about her talent, which makes it that much better." ~ Cedric Burnside, grandson of the famed hill country blues artist R.L. Burnside and seven-time winner of Blues Music Award for best “Drummer of the Year.” "The late, great T-Model Ford really locked into his own sound when he had the late, great Spam backing him up on drums. The two shared an almost telekinetic sense of communication between them and rare were the times when words had to be spoken when they were up on the bandstand. It seems that Welch has found his ‘Spam’ in the form of the dynamic Ms. Dixie Street, his drummer for the past couple of years. Just like T-Model and Spam, Leo Bud Welch and Dixie Street go together better than peanut butter and jelly." ~ Blues Blast Magazine Senior Writer Terry Mullins

J.D. Sipe, bassist
J.D. Sipe has played his signature swampy roots music in bars, saloons and dancehalls throughout the Midwest and southwestern states for more than 40 years. He has performed with numerous bands and recorded with Sam Bluzman Taylor and Billy D and the Hoodoos. Some of the high points of J.D.’s musical journey included playing with Homesick James and Joe Houston when they performed in Arizona. Trips to the Juke Joint Blues Festival in Clarksdale, Mississippi put J.D. in touch with the deep roots of hill country blues and introduced him to his bandmates in 61 Ghosts.

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THINGS TO DO IN FLORIDA

WHEN YOU’RE NOT DEAD

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http://www.plazaliveorlando.com

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BEST SUNDAYS IN FLORIDA - EARL'S HIDEAWAY

http://www.earlshideaway.com

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DAMN FINE BLUES EVERY WEEKEND at The Alley

          

http://www.thealleyblues.com

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GREAT BLUES EVERY THURSDAY thru SATURDAY

Tallahassee, FL

http://www.bradfordvilleblues.com

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FLORIDA FESTIVALS

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For a more complete listing of festivals, go to:

http://www.jazzbluesflorida.com/Festivals

http://bluesfestivalguide.com/

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http://www.blues.org

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http://www.blues.org/hall-of-fame

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FLORIDA BLUES SOCIETIES


Blues Society of Northwest Florida
Pensacola, FL
https://www.facebook.com/BluesSocietyNWFL

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First Coast Blues Society
Jacksonville, FL
www.firstcoastbluessociety.com

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North Central Florida Blues Society
Gainesville, FL
www.ncfblues.org

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Orange Blossom Blues Society
Orlando, FL

www.obbs.org
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South Florida Blues Society
Coral Springs, FL
www.soflablues.org

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Southwest Florida Blues Society
Matlacha, FL
www.swfbs.org

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Suncoast Blues Society
Tampa, FL
www.suncoastblues.org

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The Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast
Port Saint Lucie, FL
www.bluesalliance.org

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Volusia County Blues Society
Port Saint Lucie, FL
www.volusiacountybluessociety.com

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BLUES SOCIETIES IN THE U.S.

http://www.blues.org/affiliates/affiliate-list

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http://www.obbs.org

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BLUES PARTNER

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