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!
Solo set on the patio from 3-6 pm at River Rats off the Mississippi in La Crosse.
“[Olson] is able to cover a wide range of genres, writing most of the lyrics. He says that his inspiration comes from “sleep deprivation and coffee.” Jokes aside, he feels that inspiration can come from anything-even mistakes. Hitting a wrong cord or note changes the song into something totally new. He also noted that he gets writers block every now and then, with a tendency to write a lot in two year increments. Olson also comments that because music is always changing, there are always improvements to be made on songs; adding new parts and harmonies. He describes his music as being like graffiti—something that everyone can see and recognize.. he also comments that it is transparent, with deeper meaning still to be added as the group continues to play.”
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Q: I saw you and Kyle perform at Castle Rock Lake (Pine Cove Resort). Do you often perform together? I'm looking to hire some entertainment for a party later this fall. Can you send me your itinerary?
A: Yes we do, and I also play solo gigs. You can email me the info at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll let you know if we're free as well as other booking info! Otherwise feel free to text/call @ 608-769-3235
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