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CHRIS O'CONNELL & THE SMARTALECKS

Categorized as: Nightlife & Entertainment
Event tags: Live Music

Description:

"Country, jump blues and jazz"

Chris O'Connell - vocals/ guitar (Asleep at the Wheel)

Don Margraf - guitar

Alex Aspinall - drums

Lee Bloom - keys

Brandon Essex - upright bass

Chris OʼConnell and the SmartAlecks, a five-piece combo from the Bay Area, features Grammy Award-winning guitarist and vocalist Chris

OʼConnell, an original member of Americaʼs premier western swing band, Asleep At The Wheel. Chrisʼs song book is heavy with 1940s r&b and swing tunes, country music, western swing, jazz, and classic pop. Among Chrisʼ specialties is interpretation of songs written by some of todayʼs most prolific and intriguing songwriters, including Asleep At The Wheel alumnus LeRoy Preston, “Titan of the Telecaster” Bill Kirchen, and long time collaborator and pal Blackie Farrell.

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