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Derek James Olson

Derek James Olson

Singer Songwriter La Crosse, WI  US
Little Scarecrow
Little Scarecrow
Runaway Street
Runaway Street
Searching for the Wind
Searching for the Wind
Wrecking Ball
Wrecking Ball
Thinking too much
Thinking too much


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  • Jarod A. Alvarez (Musician)
    Jarod A. Alvarez
    Well done, all-around beautiful sound. Hope to catch a show when possible!
  • RT Carter (Artist)
    RT Carter
    Wow, Everything. Voice, amazing songs, love the instruments/arrangements. amd best of all, real passion. Thanks for sharing.
  • Laura Taylor Whitfield (Artist)
    Laura Taylor Whitfield
    Wrecking Ball is way superb Derek! beautiful heart you carry Laura
  • Laura Taylor Whitfield (Artist)
    Laura Taylor Whitfield
    Derek, you are so soul filled sweet! enjoying my stay here! Laura
  • MikeWhitePresents (Artist)
    just loving all this material here Derek..you got a real skill for a painterly lyric, rich with imagery..it particularly hit me with the amazing "little scarecrow"..loving t...
  • Teresa Williams (Artist)
    Teresa Williams
    Man, you can write a song! I can't stop listening. Love your stuff...~T


  • Sat

    Feb 14

    Mauston, WI, US | 8:00pm

    Just off Hwy 82 in Mauston, WI, the Informals are back at the Quiet Forest Resort- show from 9pm-??

  • 2014

    Sep 19

    La Crosse, WI, US | 6:00pm
  • 2014

    Aug 24

    La Crosse, WI, US | 12:00pm

    I'll be playing a set as part of the Sunday matinee, where the top 3 songwriters receive prizes and are vying for a chance to get in the studio!

  • 2014

    Aug 9

    New Lisbon, WI, US | 4:00pm
  • 2014

    Jul 20

    La Crosse, WI, US | 3:00pm

    Solo set on the patio from 3-6 pm at River Rats off the Mississippi in La Crosse.



Derek James Olson

Vocals, Acoustic Guitar


Sounds Like: Ryan Adams, Justin Townes Earle, Dave Matthews Band

Bio: Derek Olson is a singer-songwriter, folk artist from La Crosse, Wisconsin. With an array of somber meets hopeful, this music hopes to reach for roots, and not pull up weeds.

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  • Song Plays +1 2,576
  • Video Plays 139
  • Total Fans 1,120
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