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Mar 9th 2019

Matt O'Ree Band Announces Midwest Tour Promoting New Live Album

Classic blues rockers the Matt O'Ree Band will hit the road for their upcoming midwest tour promoting their new album, "Live at the Pony." The band will kick off the tour at the Hunter Mountain Film Fest in Tannersville, NY, performing all the way to Red River, New Mexico and back.

Matt O'Ree is a veteran on the blues-rock scene. Gaining national exposure in 2006, he won the Guitar Center King of the Blues Award, hosted by B.B. King and John Mayer. O'Ree joined Bon Jovi as a guitarist on the 2015 Bon Jovi Live! Southeast Asian tour. Then, in 2016, O'Ree was inducted into the NY/NJ Blues Hall of Fame along with his wife, Eryn.

Prior collaborations include guest vocals and guitar solo by Bruce Springsteen on the single "Black Boots," a song co-written by Bon Jovi keyboardist and Tony Award winner David Bryan, titled "My Everything is You," as well as a guest appearance by Steve Cropper from Booker T. & the M.G.'s on "I Don't Dance".

The band gives their fans a ride not experienced since the 1970s. O'Ree is known for his blazing blues guitar licks, with nods to Led Zeppelin, Cream, and Jimi Hendrix. The band is rounded out by John Hummel, the hard-hitting Bonham-esque drummer; Lex Lehman the foundation-building Geezer Butler-influenced bassist; and the gutsy backing vocals of Eryn (O'Ree's wife) and Layonne Holmes, comparable to "Great Gig in the Sky".

The most recent live album recorded at the historic Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, features the band's new line up along with special guests David Bryan (of Bon Jovi) and John Ginty (Allman Betts Band, Citizen Cope, Dixie Chicks) on B3 organ. There will also be an accompanying video released on their YouTube Channel, MOBonTV. The audio will be available for free download early April 2019. Don't miss the band at one of the following tour dates near you:

MATT O'REE BAND TOUR DATES
5/16 - Tannersville, NY @ Hunter Mountain Film Fest
5/18 - Galena, OH @ Mud Flats
5/20 - Columbus, OH @ James Cancer Hospital
5/21 - Springfield, Il @ Coz's Pub
5/22 - Des Moines, IA @ Gas Lamp

5/23-5/27 - Red River, NM @ 37th Annual Red River Memorial Motorcycle Rally

5/28 - Denver, CO @ Your Mom's House
5/29 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Front Range BBQ
5/30 - New Berlin, IL @ Danenberger Family Vineyards
5/31 - Evansville, IN @ Mojo's Boneyard
6/1 - Baltimore, MD @ Joe Squared

Please contact Jun at booking@mattoree.com for interviews or bookings. For more information and updated tour dates, visit mattoreeband.com or YouTube Channel MOBonTV and follow the band at @mattoreeband on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.