Our own Scott Lane is one of luthier Jim Olson‘s biggest fans. Scott owns several of Jim’s legendary guitars. Below is a wonderfully inspiring new short film on Mr. Olson, in which he discusses humble roots, persistence, and some of his other clients, like James Taylor, Phil Keaggy, and Leo Kottke…
From the film description:
James A. Olson (“Jim”) has been handcrafting acoustic flattop guitars since 1977. His instruments began getting national attention in the mid 1980s, after Phil Keaggy commissioned the first cedar-topped Olson SJ guitar and began playing Olson guitars almost exclusively on his acoustic albums and in concert. In 1989, James Taylor purchased three of Jim’s guitars; through Taylor’s visibility, Olson guitars became known and prized by a wide variety of players around the world. Today an impressive number of well-known players in styles spanning fingerstyle to bluegrass to country to pop are proud Olson owners.
Film by: Thomas Strand:
We’ve been selected again to appear on the Relix Magazine Sampler! This is for the November issue with Ryan Adams on the cover. Other artists on the CD include: TR3 Old Crow Medicine Show TAUK Pick it up your newsstand! Also of interest on the Relix site, is a review of Dave Grohl’s excellent “Sonic
We’re pretty excited to be on the Relix Magazine September Issue Sampler. Pick it up at your newsstand! The track listing includes: 1.Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Forgotten Man 2. Dark Horse Flyer – Breakaway 3. Copious Jones – A Place to Go 4. FiKus – Tempest in a Teapot 5. Cosmic Dust Bunnies
Beth Cohen is a truly wonderful singer.
She has worked with Barbra Streisand, Pink, Julio Iglesias and Kelly Clarkson among others. She is currently on tour with Barry Gibb on his Mythology Tour. Below you can watch a few clips of her singing with Barry.
We are proud and honored that she sang Background Vocals on our upcoming album.
Beth will be on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday May 21st.
Many of us in Dark Horse Flyer are fans of Steve Miller and his band. It’s inspiring to see them heading out on the road this Spring and Summer. They’ll be in our Florida neck of the woods March 8th. And then out with Journey and Tower of Power starting in May. SMB & Journey “helped define the ‘San Francisco Sound'” and they’ll be playing over 30 cities in North America. Highly recommended!
Another artist we like a lot is John Mayer. Take note DHF friends in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Sweden, Norway and Denmark: they’re coming your way over the next several months. Mayer keeps an interesting Tour Blog. A reviewer from Contact music said this about his shows in Oct. 2013: “There are very few
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