Olsen lives dream with weekly webisode
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
– Troy Olsen is getting his own webisode series on GACTV.com. "Livin' the Dream with Troy Olsen" will launch on GAC's website today, Sept. 7.
Viewers can watch the day-to-day stories unfold for the new EMI Records Nashville artist as he talks his dream of being a successful singer/songwriter. Each Tuesday a new episode will be revealed.
Olsen grew up a working cowboy on his family's ranches in Arizona; discovered his musical idols while sitting in the back of a pickup truck at the top of an Arizona canyon trying to pick up the former TNN (The Nashville Network) video show "Video PM" and started his recording career by accidentally discovering that he could make a microphone out of his Walkman when he inadvertently plugged his headphones in to the input instead of the output.
Olsen is currently on his headlining "Get Right Tonight Tour" in advance of the Oct. 5 release of his self-titled debut EP. The club tour hits over 40 cities before the tour concludes on Nov. 20 in Denver.
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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.
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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
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Concert Review: LSD tour provides a lot of highs
This was not your grandkids' country, that's for sure. Even the name of the tour - the LSD Tour - was a throwback (albeit far before the principals were making music). But make no mistake about it. With the ever cool country traditionalist Dwight Yoakam, the country with some rock and blues and rabble rousing of Steve Earle thrown in and the... »»»
Concert Review: Alvin, Gilmore fortunately get together
Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore had known each other for decades, but it wasn't until last year that they toured together in a guitar pull setting. What started as a small Texas tour mushroomed into points east and west and eventually the release earlier this month of their blues-based disc, "Downey to Lubbock."
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