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New York City Chill

by The Wildcat O'Halloran Band

Up-energy Blues
Genre: Blues: Blues-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Van Wyck Expressway
3:20 $0.99
2. High Cost
3:50 $0.99
3. Can't Get It Like That
5:41 $0.99
4. More Than You Know
4:34 $0.99
5. New York City Chill
7:27 $0.99
6. Cookin' Mama
3:54 $0.99
7. $50
2:07 $0.99
8. Gettin' Old
5:38 $0.99
9. Saturday Nite Fish Fry
5:46 $0.99
10. Dumb
4:23 $0.99
11. Don't Go No Further
2:53 $0.99
12. Waitin' Awhile
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Album Notes
Wildcat O'Halloran emerges as one of the most entertaining songwriters in contemporary blues, with a merciless wit and wordplay to keep the listener on their toes. The word "dull" not in their vocabulary, this band has a good time stamped on their foreheads

—Mark Uricheck Living Blues Magazine

With last year’s release Hot Pulldown still surfing the blues charts and picking up air time on college radio, commercial and satellite stations around the world…Pow! Wildcat strikes again with New York City Chill. Iconic Wildcat, older and wiser observations, life lessons and laugh-out-loud political commentary set to astoundingly artful arrangements, masterfully executed.

A Pioneer Valley icon since he burst on the scene in the 1980's, quickly becoming a regular at Sheehan's in Northampton and opening for the likes of Bo Diddley, John Lee Hooker, and Greg Allman, Wildcat is more than just a smokin' hot electric blues guitar player, he is a triple threat music mogul who recorded this album at his own Dove's Nest studio in Sunderland, Ma.

From the first note of the first song, a cover of Van Wyck (think Booker T and the MGs with better solos) the listener can relax knowing she is in the hands of a seasoned professional who will satisfy, thrill and delight. Wildcat attracts the best players and knows how to coax their talent to best use like the Red Sox coach in a winning year. The languid virtuosity of Emily Duff’s saxophone contrasting with the Cat’s raw electric guitar evokes an image of playful dolphins frolicking in the foamy waves. Wildcat's "Cookin' Little Mama" features true-to-the-blues, subtle, yet intricate curlicues of Wally Greeney on harmonica weaving colorful ribbons around the melody like pagans around the maypole. In "Can't Get it like That", drummer Mark Chouinard gets to strut his stuff with the sis-boom drum beat under Wildcat’s flourishes leading into a classic shuffle as spicy as the siracha sauce the song laments “..our special comes with siracha sauce and remoulade reduction."... "If you think that’s something I might eat, that’s not your most brilliant deduction”; then Dave Bartley tempers the heat with a cool, jazzy adventure up and down those 88 keys refreshing as a riverboat breeze. Wildcat has paid his dues to play the blues and the listener reaps the reward in New York City Chill.

There are few bands who make you smile (or even laugh), get your feet moving and still leave you feeling like you've had a damn good blues experience - Wildcat and his crew most definitely do.

-Norman Darwen Blues Matters Magazine



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