Brian Olive – “Left Side Rock”

Artist: Brian Olive
Album: Two of Everything
Release Date: June 7
Featured Track: “Left Side Rock”

Brian Olive is a name you might not know, but should. Not only does he make groovy music that just downright feels good, but he runs in good company. A former member of one of my favorite hometown bands, The Greenhornes, he co-produced his about to be released second solo effort, Two of Everything, with my personal rock hero Dan Auerbach.  The new album is out on June 7 and will be on tour, including a performance at Bonnaroo with Dr. John and Dan Auerbach. Tres cool.

Let’s Shag, Baby

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Brian Olive – “There Is Love”

I woke up this morning, listened to this track and had an overwhelming urge to put on my bell bottom jeans and go pick daisies – in Golden Gate Park, of course.   The sleepy, sexy, ‘let’s shag, baby’ sound of Brian Olive’s solo debut is a great way to start the day. Peace, love and rock-n-roll.

Based in Cincinnati, the album was produced, recorded and mixed by Olive alone and features some notable locals such as Jared McKinney and Craig Fox of the Greenhornes and Mike Weinel, formerly of the Heartless Bastards. The album is out June 23 on Alive Records.