here's a rough take from new recording session...including Emily Duff, who's off to the boat (Norwegian Cruise Lines) again Track_2.mp3
The Wildcat O'Halloran Band
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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 band Slam....and we've been keeping the blues alive (and awake!) in New England for over 20 years...Our new CD- Party Up In Heaven is still being played on over 250 stations worldwide, and got rave reviews everywhere, including the June Living Blues Magazine...We're now going on 3 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. (going again this Feb.), and a bunch of NYC gigs, including the Big Apple Indie Music Series