Eamon O’Leary

About Eamon O’Leary

Eamon O’Leary is a songwriter from New York’s Lower East Side, originally from Dublin, Ireland. ‘All Souls’ his first album for Reveal Records was entirely self-written, and recorded with Jefferson Hamer (Anais Mitchell), and Benjamin Lazar Davis (Cuddle Magic, Joan As Police Woman, Okkervill River). A beautiful, sparse album of darkness and light. 

Eamon returned with new music “Sister In Song” and “Bernadette” produced by Benjamin Lazar Davis in Autumn 2020. The first singles from his second album for Reveal, releasing January 2021.

“Eamon O’Leary’s songs, no matter how familiar I am with them, make me well up each time I hear them. This is not because they are sad or tragic or miserable but because they so perfectly capture the moments that are not usually noticed, the moments that make life precious and worth it. He sings with a gentle modest knowing that everything is like it is because it is that way. He doesn’t sound like Leonard Cohen but I feel the same when I listen. What he does is timeless and classic; some of the best music I’ve heard in a long time.”  

Joan As Police Woman

”When listening to Eamon O’Leary’s lyrics/music there is a timeless simplicity combined with a specificity and mixed with an understated vibe that tops anything i’ve ever heard/thought about. He is one of those people who has something in his eyes that says, “i know something nobody else knows”. The music reflects that perfectly. This is my favourite record I’’ve ever had the pleasure of working on”

Benjamin Lazar Davis

All Souls is ten songs that highlight O’Leary’s musical talent and his knack for writing heartfelt, poetic lyrics. Like Leonard Cohen, Smog, Jackson C. Frank and Palace before him, this is music from deep within the mind and from the soul, personal stories wrapped in extremely delicate layers of sound. Eamon O’Leary has spent twenty years in New York developing his songcraft, appearing live and collaborating with esteemed artists such as Sam Amidon, Beth Orton, Bonnie Prince Billy, Anais Mitchell, Anna and Elizabeth, Martin Hayes (The Gloaming) Jefferson Hamer, Bridget Kearney (Lake Street Dive) and Benjamin Lazar Davis. 

Eamon is currently recording his second album, more news soon.

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