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Friday, February 22, 2008

Friday To-Do: Mark Olson

Posted By on Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 3:58 PM

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9 p.m., Sticky Fingerz. $10.

You'll remember Mark Olson as the guy in the Jayhawks with the high hair and the bright, adenoidal vocals. The Jayhawks, of course, were “the most acclaimed band to emerge out of the alt-country scene.” Or at least that's what Olson's MySpace page says. Either way the Minneapolis band was in the vanguard of the late '80s, early '90s alt-country movement and put out a lot of fine material. Olson later formed the Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers, a winning alt-country trio. Creekdipping no more, Olson comes to town behind his latest solo album, “Salvation Blues,” a sturdy record built on Americana-shaded melodies and meditative lyrics. Bill Mallonee, the former lead singer of the Athens college rockers Vigilantes of Love, opens the show.

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