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Troy Olsen goes on the road

Monday, July 26, 2010 – Troy Olsen will go on the road starting next month in the south, Midwest and west on his "Get Right Tonight Tour" in advance of the October release of his debut album.

The club tour launches in Charleston, S.C. and will hit more than 40 cities before the tour concludes on Nov. 20 in Denver.

Olsen was born and raised a son in his native Arizona. His musical influences Dwight Yoakam, Glen Campbell, Steve Earle and Bruce Springsteen. The singer/songwriter got his first guitar at age 12 and after high school began playing in various roadhouse bands throughout the southwest. Eventually he formed his own band and released music on his own. He has toured with his idol Yoakam, and even recorded an album with Yoakam's band after a chance meeting with Linda Ronstadt.

In 2003, Olsen decided to leave his life on the road and move to Nashville. Olsen dedicated himself to songwriting. He had songs cut by Blake Shelton (I'll Just Hold On) and Tim McGraw (Ghost Town Train).

Olsen signed to EMI Records Nashville in early 2009. Summer Thing, his debut single, (written by Olsen, Ben Hayslip, Jimmy Yeary) is currently on the country singles charts. Olsen also released a four-song EP in May including the single and Ghost Town Train.

Tour dates are:
Aug. 5 Charleston, SC Wind Jammer
Aug. 6 Charlotte, NC Coyote Joe's
Aug. 7 Greenville, SC Blind Horse
Aug. 12 Bakersfield, CA Crystal Palace
Aug. 19 Little Rock, AR Juanita's
Aug. 20 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity
Aug. 21 Duluth, GA Wild Bill's
Aug. 25 Virginia Beach, VA Jewish Mother
Aug. 26 Hagerstown, MD Cancun Cantina
Sept. 9 Jacksonville, FL Mavericks
Sept. 10 Tampa, FL Dallas Bull w/ Pat Green
Sept. 11 Ocala, FL Urban Cowboy
Sept. 15 Detroit, MI Toby Keith's
Sept. 16 Chicago Joe's
Sept. 17 Ft. Wayne, IN Rusty Spur
Sept. 18 Kansas City, KS Beaumont
Sept. 22 Dallas, TX Glass Cactus
Sept. 23 Selma, TX Blue Bonnet Palace
Sept. 24 Houston Tumbleweed
Sept. 25 Corpus Christi, TX Bayfest
Sept. 29 Farmington, NM Gator's
Sept. 30 Safford, AZ Center for the Arts
Oct. 1 Tucson, AZ Cactus Moon
Oct. 2 Flagstaff, AZ Museum Club
Oct. 15 Portland, OR Duke's
Oct. 27 Lexington, KY Bar Lexington
Oct. 28 South Bend, IN club to be determined
Oct. 29 Indianapolis 8 Seconds
Oct. 30 Grand Rapids, MI Intersection
Nov. 4 Ashville, OH Doughboys
Nov. 5 Wheeling, WV Generations
Nov. 6 Youngstown, OH Dusty Armadillo
Nov. 17 Albuquerque, NM club to be determined
Nov. 18 Salt Lake City, UT club to be determined
Nov. 19 Cheyenne, WY club to be determined
Nov. 20 Denver club to be determined

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Troy Olsen EP CD review - Troy Olsen EP
Rather than a full album, Troy Olsen came out of the gate with an EP released as a digital download only. Summer Thing was the first of the tracks served up as a single. Though it's got enough Cervezas and pretty girls for a Kenny Chesney song, there's an edge of melancholy in both the lyrics and the delivery. An undercurrent of harder times and problems best forgotten adds an air of realism to what might otherwise be just another party song. It also delivers a strong sense of place, »»»
Living In Your World
One look at the way he wears his hat over his eyes, and you'll know who is Troy Olsen's biggest influence. And one song on this album ("Who Gave You The Right") does copy Dwight Yoakam's sound too closely. But that track is an aberration. For the most part, Olsen uses Yoakam the way young Dwight used Buck Owens - as a jumping off point to turn something old into something new. The Arizona native recorded his debut in Southern California with many veterans of that area's country music scene - »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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