John O'Leary blues harmonica

 

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" the best harp player since Sonny Boy Williamson"    Champion Jack Dupree

"....O'Leary was simply superb. Bearing down on the reeds with such powerful, precise tone on numbers such as 'Snatch It Back & Hold It' and 'Checking on My Baby', he lifted the performance to a higher level every tome he took the stage....a fitting testament to one man's enduring contribution to the blues"
     The Times, London 9th January 2008

"the harmonica ....in the hands of such a player as O'Leary is as least as powerful as an electric guitar and still remains the instrument which gets closest to distilling the core of blues emotion"
 The Times, London 13th Januar 2011

"The second set leaped into action with Kenny Burrell's 'Chitlin Con Carne' before 'She's 19 Years Old' was considerably embellished with some beautiful mellow harp work"     The  Marina, Liverpool 31st Blues In Britain Magazine - March 2011

"There are some shows that exceed all expectations and enter the category of unforgettable. This performance of John O'leary & Sugarkane was a prime example of that rare performance...a truly memorable night"  Blues In The North West Feb 2014