Almost Blue promotions presents Mark Olson (ex Jayhawks) at the Blue Lamp
MARK OLSON plus COLIN CLYNE
Mark Olson was a founding member of the highly influential Americana / alt.country band The Jayhawks.
The singer-songwriter has been responsible for some of the most blissful, genre-defining Alternative Country and Americana ever recorded but on his first solo album for five years, ‘Good-bye Lizelle,’ Olson strikes out in an altogether different direction, resulting in songs that prove both poetic and mystical.
The album – written and recorded across several continents and featuring his Norwegian wife, Ingunn Ringvold on vocals– has been attracting hugely favourable reviews from the critics.
Of the new Olson album, Folk Radio UK wrote: “there are no bad songs here, just degrees of excellence.”
A native of Stonehaven, Scotland, Clyne recently ended a 10 year stay in Southern California a few years back, where along with Scotland he had a sizeable following. He is now based in the NE of Scotland.
His latest album The Never Ending Pageant garnered both critical and chart success with it reaching a peak of #6in the UK iTunes Country album charts in amongst country greats such as Dolly parton & Johnny Cash. Lead off single ‘Merry Go Round’ also reached a peak of #48 in the UK iTunes Country single charts. The record was heralded by STV as being a ‘…truly stunning collection of songs..’ this was confirmed with further great reviews and 8 of the 11 tracks getting to the semi – final stage of the 2014 UK Songwriting Contest, Colin’s song Top Of The Mountain was named as a finalist in the adult contemporary category of this contest also!