The long awaited new Carla album will be released in the U.S., Canada and Europe in April. The album, "Have Harmony, Will Travel," consists of all cover songs and each track features a guest vocalist:
You Can Come Cryin' To Me (Radney Foster) with Juice Newton Look What You've Done (Wes Farrell & Bob Johnston) with Rob Waller (of I See Hawks In LA) Love's Made A Fool Of You (Buddy Holly & Bob Montgomery) with James Intveld Keep Searchin' (Del Shannon) with Peter Case Still Waters (Chris Jagger) with Gary Myrick She Don't Care About Time (Gene Clark) with Richie Furay All I Needed Was You (Little Steven) with Scott Kempner The First In Line (Paul Kennerley) with John York (of the Byrds) Stringin' Me On (James Intveld) with Juice Newton Upon A Painted Ocean (PF Sloan) with John York 8:05 (Jerry Miller & Don Stevenson of Moby Grape) with Peter Case Til The Rivers All Run Dry (Wayland Holyfield & Don Williams) with Rob Waller
With instrumental support from: Clem Burke, Cindy Cashdollar, Mike Clinco, Skip Edwards, Tom Fillman, Barry Goldberg, Rick Hemmert, Tony Marsico, Tom Jr Morgan, Richard Podolor, Marty Rifkin, Pat Robinson, Gregg Sutton.
Album release gig: McCabe's, Santa Monica, CA (ticket information and directions) Sunday April 28, 2013 8:PM with some very special guests!
At the CD Release Gig at McCabe's Guitar Shop:
Photos: 'Have Harmony, Will Travel' Recording Sessions
GOOD LUCK ON THE NEW STONES TOUR MICK!!
Carla Performs with Barry Goldberg at The Mint
Carla Has Multiple Studio Projects in Progress
Carla has been in the recording studio almost non-stop the past six months producing four albums by Ana Gazzola, Chubby Tavares and Paul Jones plus Carla's own long-awaited duets set.
Ana Gazzola's album is entitled "Musica e Palavras dos Bee Gees" and features eleven Bee Gees songs sung in Portuguese by the Brazilian singer. In addition to her band of fellow Brazilians (Antonio Sant'anna, Pablo Medina and Ze Bruno Eisenberg) guests include guitarists Mike Clinco, Eric Johnson, Laurence Juber and Peter Leinheiser and Joyce Rooks on cello. The translations were approved by Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb.
Antone "Chubby" Tavares of the legendary 70s soul group Tavares makes his solo debut with "Jealousy." Featured guests include Evelyn Champagne King who sings a duet with Chubby as well as Walt Fowler and Ernie Watts on horns.
Paul Jones finished basic tracks, vocals and harmonica on February 27th, using the same band he and Carla recorded his prior album, "Starting All Over Again," with a few years ago: Jake Andrews, Tony Marsico, Alvino Bennett and Mike Thompson. (look for this in October 2013)
And Carla's "Have Harmony, Will Travel" set which consists of all cover songs will see the light of day this fall. Guest vocalists include Peter Case, Richie Furay, James Inveldt, Scott Kempner, Juice Newton, Rob Waller (of I See Hawks In LA) and John York.(an early 2013 release is likely.)
RARE UNSEEN (?) PHOTO OF THE MONTH
Carla Performs with Donovan
Carla and Donovan photographed while rehearsing March 18th, 2010 for Donovan's sold out March 19th El Rey Theatre gig in Los Angeles which benefited the David Lynch Foundation. Carla played guitar on performances of Sunshine Superman, Mellow Yellow and Atlantis.
Carla Interview in June 2009 Performing Songwriter:
Howard Massey interviews Carla for his Producer's Corner feature in Performing Songwriter Magazine:
"There are laughs" he writes, "and then there are Texas-sized laughs. This studio whiz has one of those - a honking guffaw that makes you want to bust out in a big ol' grin yourself." Get the June issue of Performing Songwriter Magazine to read the three page interview first hand, but if you can't wait, you can read just the interview here!
Carla Produces New Paul Jones Album
Carla has produced a new album by British Invasion legend Paul Jones - the singer of the Manfred Mann hits Do Wah Diddy Diddy, Sha La La, Pretty Flamingo, The One In The Middle, My Little Red Book, If You Gotta Go - Go Now, Oh No Not My Baby, Come Tomorrow, 5-4-3-2-1...
Paul is also the lead singer of The Blues Band and the co-lead singer of The Manfreds and has had two BBC radio programs for decades.
The album was mostly recorded in Los Angeles with Jake Andrews (guitar), Tony Marsico (bass guitar), Alvino Bennett (drums) and Mike Thompson (piano, organ) but a few overdubs were recorded at Olympic Studios in London and a photo from that session is above: Paul, Eric Clapton, Carla and Mikael Rickfors. Eric plays on 2 songs and Sweden's Mikael Rickfors sings harmony on a few tracks and also co-wrote 1 song with Paul.
RELEASED IN THE U.S. MARCH 10th and in EUROPE APRIL 6th.
B. Thompson of The Birmingham Weekly's 'Mixed Media' blog posted this review of new releases Detroit '85 - Live & Unreleased and Too Hot For Snakes (plus).
3 new CDs released April 2008:
Carla Olson & The Textones - "Detroit '85 - Live & Unreleased"
Carla Olson & Mick Taylor - "Too Hot For Snakes (plus)" The out-of-print live at the Roxy Theatre album with a second disc of 13 studio recordings from various albumsincluding an alternate unreleased 11 minute version of the Stones song Winter. Also featured: Ian McLagan, Barry Goldberg, Mikael Rickfors, George Callins, Brian Brown, Jesse Sublett, Rick Hemmert.
Gene Clark - "Silverado '75 - Live & Unreleased" Recorded in Denver this is the 1st ever in concert Gene album! Among the 12 songs are such classics as Set You Free This Time, Spanish Guitar, Silver Raven, Kansas City Southern,Train Leaves Here This Morning which was recorded by The Eagles on their 1st album, She Darked The Sun which Linda Ronstadt covered and the never-before-released in any form Daylight Line.
SWEETHEART LIKE YOU
NEW Collectors' Choice Release by Carla Olson and Gene Clark!
Review: Percy Sledge's 'Shining Through The Rain' album at Soul Tracks.com
The long awaited re-release of the Gene Clark & Carla Olson album So Rebellious A Lover is OUT! on Fuel2000 Records (MCA Universal). It features 6 rare bonus tracks -some never before issued in the U.S.
Percy Sledge released a new album in 2004 and it featured 3 songs Carla co-wrote: Misty Morning (Mikael Rickfors, Hasse Huss & Carla), Rubies & Diamonds (George Callins & Carla) and The Road Of No Return (Mikael Rickfors & Carla). Guest vocalists and musicians on the album include: Jakob Dylan, Phil Upchurch, Ana Gazzola, and Paul Jones! If you missed it you can read about this impressive effort here and here and especially here - note: co-produced by Saul Davis and Barry Goldberg!
New photos! Check out the Photo Gallery (New 5x7's and 8X10's as well as the new Gene Clark tribute gallery).More previous news...
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