The Wildcat O'Halloran Band....who'll be touring Midwest in July!!
Hot Pulldown currently #44 on National Blues Charts(#16 in Blues Rock)!!!!!! --Roots Music Radio Report  ...#3 in Massachusetts!    And we'll be on Advocate Sessions, Tues. Feb 13!!
Living Blues Magazine has been the final arbiter of all things Blues pretty much forever.....please allow me to share their insights about Hot Pulldown:

The Wildcat O’Halloran Band have been a Massachusetts institution for over two decades.   The band’s latest release, Hot Pulldown, brims with tight musicianship and raucous energy.  O’Halloran is an agile guitarist, and his backing musicians have the type of musical chemistry that only comes from sharing the stage for years.  The band’s chops are nicely showcased on a pair of instrumentals.  The title track is a high-energy showcase for O’Halloran’s guitar slinging, while Mister Magic serves up a potent blend of blues and funk that shines a spotlight on guest saxophonist Emily Duff.  The rhythm section locks into a spandex-tight groove while O’Halloran and Duff strut their stuff.

     As a songwriter, O’Halloran has a special knack for tongue-in-cheek lyrics and hard-bitten wit.  Shaped Like A Woman is a sardonic look at the ways guitars can be better company than women.  Wally Greaney’s harp blowing adds a healthy dose of Chicago grit.  Buy A Dog reveals that O’Halloran, like many great bluesmen, is not shy about putting those who do him wrong in their place.  O’Halloran knows how to choose his harp players—on this track, Ottomatic Slim plays with a rich tone and lyricism that’s reminiscent of Charlie Musslewhite.   On the slide guitar-driven Separate Words, O’Halloran uses his caustic wit to tackle one of musicians’ favorite gripes—the travails of life on the road.

     O’Halloran fleshes out his originals with a pair of well-chosen covers.   An earnest reading of Jimmy Reed’s Honest I Do reveals the band’s great respect for tradition, while a solo acoustic rendition of Lightnin’ Hopkins’ Prison Blues drips with down-home atmosphere.  O’Halloran is a capable acoustic guitarist.  His playing perfectly captures Hopkins’ terse, behind the beat feel.   The Wildcat O’ Halloran Band has paid their dues as a regional act.  Let’s hope that Hot Pulldown brings them somewell-deserved national recognition.  –Jon Kleinman

 
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      bored with run-of-the-mill blues??   Click "store" to get Wildcat's latest..."knocks the blues down a peg while simultaneously lifting them up"--Living Blues

If You're looking for something different, check out Wildcat O’Halloran’s “Too Much Weekend” blues jam in Northampton every Sunday 4-8pm at the City Sports Bar (Northampton Bowling Alley). It’s a crazy fun confluence of music and social intermingling, kind of like a high school dance. Other may copy, but there’s only one Wildcat! A longtime reigning regional talent on the blues scene, Wildcat is a charming host and warmly welcomes guests to his weekly party (Free Pizza while it lasts!!).  Wildcat is a freaking genius at magicking up instant bands in an endlessly entertaining stream of action (but who knew he was also a twinkle toes on the dance floor!?)  Each week the jam features a special guest followed by those who sign up to play.  It's always a surprise to see who shows up and how Wildcat makes it flow. The jam draws popular local musicians like Tommy Whalen,  Eva Capelli and Charlie Scott, to courageous first time jammers nourished by the enthusiastic encouragement they receive. One minute Wildcat’s screaming guitar sends dancers into a frenzy, and the next, the audience and musicians are treated to Wildcat on drums or bass. You never know what will happen but a good time is pretty much guaranteed.
 
Winning last year’s Valley Advocate Grand Slam Championship seemed like a turning point and the future is looking bright for the Cat.  "Party up in Heaven" is being played across the country and climbing the blues charts and was just submitted to the Blues Music Awards. If you've got the blues, don't reach for the pharmaceuticals, reach for Wildcat O'halloran. 

             

 The Wildcat O'Halloran Band....we've opened for everyone from Greg Allman to the Stray Cats....we've been Bo Diddley's backing band....we won the last Valley Advocate grand blues Slam....and we've been keeping the blues alive (and awake!) in New England for over 20 years...Our latest CD- Midnight Service Call is still being played on over 250 stations worldwide, and got rave reviews everywhere, including the February Living Blues Magazine...We're now going on 4 years at our Sunday Jam in Northampton Mass  (City Sports Grille), and making some inroads on the local festival circuit....we also ventured out to Millenium Music Conference in Pa., and a bunch of NYC gigs, including the Big Apple Indie Music Series

http://www.bmansbluesreport.com/2014/02/wildcat-ohalloran-party-up-in-heaven.html

 

 

 Party Up in Heaven!!! 

 

Upcoming Shows

Mar 2, 2018
fort hill brewery
Easthampton Massachusetts
Mar 7, 2018
The Bull Run
Shirley MA
Mar 23, 2018
shutesbury AC
Shutesbury Ma
Apr 9, 2018
Gardner Ale House
Gardner MA
May 19, 2018
Fort Hill Brewery
Easthampton Massachusetts

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Upcoming shows

Mar 2, 2018
fort hill brewery
Easthampton Massachusetts
Mar 7, 2018
The Bull Run
Shirley MA
Mar 23, 2018
shutesbury AC
Shutesbury Ma
Apr 9, 2018
Gardner Ale House
Gardner MA
May 19, 2018
Fort Hill Brewery
Easthampton Massachusetts

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acoustic Cat

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interview up on 11/25/11

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