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The Wildcat O'Halloran Band -Wildcat has been called "the Pioneer valley's answer to Stevie Ray Vaughn" by local media for years, but now has "Lightning Boy" to push the guitar attack even further. We were second in the New England editions of both Stroh's and Seagrams talent searches, honorable mention in Billboard International Songwriting Contest, and have pushed many many headliners into great shows (or cut them). John Braheny of the L.A. Songwriter's Showcase called Wildcat "as good a blues lyricist as I've heard", Living Blues Magazine called us "progressive without being disrespectful; traditional without being moldy'. And we've just added a 2010 "Runner-Up" in Charlie Daniels drummer Gary Allen's "Best Song in the World" contest to our mantle. But the best quote came from the late Kenny Johnson, Grammy-winning drummer who performed with James Cotton, Steve Miller and Kenny Neal. While living in the Valley he appeared with the Cat numerous times and told audiences, "He must have gone to a different music school than the other white boys!".
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