Luke Olson

Genre: Country/Americana
Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Born in San Antonio, Luke Olson started playing and performing at the age of eight years old. By the time Olson was completing high school in Alamo Heights, he had released his debut album, entitled Maybe Someday. The album received acclaim in the Texas area while Olson was awaiting his diploma. In 1997, Olson released his second album, Southern Skies, and continued to become a draw on the college circuit, particularly in Lubbock, TX, where he was studying at Texas Tech. In 1998, he was voted Best New Artist at the Current Magazine Music Awards. The musician has performed with Merle Haggard, Alabama, and the Bellamy Brothers, among others, and opened for countless more. In 1999, Olson released Panhandle Sunset, which was considered a stronger album by critics and fans of the country/folk/bluegrass genres. He still continues to tour around his native Texas, and entered the studio in 2002 with Lloyd Maines to record his fourth album.

Posted on 6/20/12