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Easy Riders:

Seddona Johnson, Peter Fonda, Carla, (former) Congressman Paul Hodes (New Hampshire) & Peggo Hodes at the home of Nancy Stephens & Rick Rosenthal, June 28, 2009, at a fundraising event for Hodes's 2010 campaign for the U.S. Senate.

Paul Jones and Carla Olson.
Seddona, Peter, Carla, Congressman Paul Hodes & Peggo.


Carla co-hosts fundraiser for U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken.

Julia Sweeney, Al Franken, Larraine Newman and Carla Olson

Former Saturday Night Live veterans Julia Sweeney, Al Franken, Larraine Newman and Carla. September 26, 2008 Los Angeles.

Check out Carla's Favorites of 2007 - just for the record!

Still The One

Alan Menken, Jackson Browne, Anna Rose, Congressman John Hall, Carla, and Billy Sullivan at the home of CAA's Rob Light on September 30th, 2007 in support of former Congressman Hall's reelection campaign. Anna, Carla & Billy surprised Congressman Hall and everyone else with a rendition of his composition 'Still The One' from his days in the band Orleans. Jackson performed a full set with Congressman Hall and Billy sitting in on select songs. (photo by Markus Cuff)

Remember, Carla's album "The Ring Of Truth" saw its U.S. release August 27, 2002 on Smile Records and is distributed by Image Entertainment. The U.K. release is on Evangeline Recorded Works/UNI, and is available in England.

2001 also saw the release of "Honest As Daylight - The Best Of Carla Olson: 1981 - 2000". This 16 song career cross-section was released by Houston Party Records in Spain, HPR 035. See our Projects/Discography [Current] section for more info on this and other projects.

The debut Textones album, Midnight Mission, saw its first-ever European CD release in 2001 by Evangeline Recorded Works. Guests thereon include Ry Cooder, Don Henley, and Gene Clark. (Acadia/Evangeline Recorded Works ACA 8016)

Tentative 2003 plans include the re-release of the Textones' Cedar Creek album as well as re-releases of Carla's Within An Ace, Reap The Whirlwind, and the never-issued-in-the-U.S. Carla Olson disc that was recorded in Malmo, Sweden in 1988. Also the Carla/Mick Taylor live album Two Hot For Snakes and the duet album with Gene Clark: So Rebellious A Lover should both be reissued. Also possible for 2003 release is The Textones Live In Detroit 1985 as recorded by Westwood One.

Happy 2003!

Here's what's shaking so far this new year:

Carla recently sang on forthcoming albums by actor Peter Stormare (Fargo, Windtalkers, Chocolat, Minority Report), and Greg Copeland (Jackson Browne's pal).

Carla played (as reported here) a Gene Clark tribute concert in Chicago last autumn duetting with Gene's younger brother Rick Clark. Watch for their first California appearance at the Knitting Factory on Thursday February 6th opening for Cowboy Nation.

The long-discussed album of Carla performing Michael Nold songs will be recorded this year. (Carla covered Nold's 'Dark Horses' on the Within An Ace album.) Also very possible are new projects with Mick Taylor, Phil Upchurch, Ernie Watts, Mare Winningham, and Country/Pop legend Billy Joe Royal.

This should be the year for the release of an expanded version of the Gene Clark & Carla Olson album So Rebellious A Lover as well as other catalogue albums including Too Hot For Snakes, Within An Ace, and Reap The Whirlwind. (And 2003 may also see the as-yet-unreleased Phil Seymour Live At The Hong Kong Cafe 1979 album as well!)

And for the record here are Carla's favorite recordings of 2002 (not in any particular order):

Beeline by Peter Case
'Streets Of Laredo' by Johnny Cash (from The Man Comes Around album)
Cowgirl a-Go-Go by Cowboy Nation
Jerusalem by Steve Earle
Harmapa by Thomas Holst (of Sweden's Wilmer X)
Down In The Alley by Alvin Youngblood Hart
Cool Rasta by The Heptones (reissue)
The Early King Sessions by Little Willie John (compilation)
The Best Of Etta Jones (The Prestige Singles)
Complete Greatest Hits by Gordon Lightfoot
A Little Sin by Doug MacLeod
Estoy Como Nunca by Eliades Ochoa
Live At The Wetlands by Robert Randolph
'Don't Stop' by The Rolling Stones (the European "new rock mix" CD single)
'Stealing My Heart', 'Keys To Your Love', and 'Losing My Touch' by The Rolling Stones on Forty Licks
'Storybook Children' by Billy Joe Royal on the Taragon Very Best Of CD
Play The Great Instrumental Hits Of All Time by The Ventures (recent recordings)

And the best album of the year:

Reggae Rocks - A Reggae Tribute To The Rolling Stones
(of special note: 'Start Me Up' by Toots and The Maytals, 'Jumpin' Jack Flash' by Sugar Black, 'Waiting On A Friend' by Hu Jay, 'Brown Sugar' by Ken Boothe, and Susan Cadogen's lovely version of 'As Tears Go By'.)

Previous News:

Check out Eric Olsen's review/article of Carla, the player and producer, at 'Blogcritics.org' - a good site by "a sinister cabal of superior bloggers on music, books, film, popular culture, and technology"!

"Hey Bo Diddley - A Tribute!" is reviewed by Mick Rainsford.

WITH CARE FROM SOMEONE - a Tribute to the Music of Gene Clark
Carla was featured performer in this November 16th concert to benefit the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. Read the Press Release.

And closer to home, Carla performed live at world famous ARON'S RECORD STORE on Friday November 22nd.

RIng of Truth - new album Carla's new album "The Ring Of Truth" saw its U.S. release August 27, 2002 on Smile Records and is distributed by Image Entertainment. The U.K. release is on Evangeline Recorded Works/UNI, and is available now. Read one of the first reviews here.

Album release party was on Wednesday, August 28 2002 at The Derby in Los Angeles! Read the Press Release.

New photos! Check out the Photo Gallery (New 5x7's and 8X10's as well as the new Gene Clark tribute gallery).

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