When I first encountered The Olson Bros Band they were opening for an up and coming country artist by the name of Bailey Bryan at the Tractor Tavern in Ballard, WA. Initially, I was there to catch Bryan, but The Olson Bros Band with their high energy country-rock sound was something to behold and the tight, clean harmonies of brothers, Luke Olson and Isaac Olson, made such an impact that I ended up going home with their entire collection of CDs – oh and do not worry, I also went home with one of Bailey Bryan‘s CDs as well.
Known for winning the Battle of the Bands at the Capital Lake Fair in their hometown of Olympia, WA in 2013, they also took home first prize at the national songwriting competition at the Texaco Country Showdown with their hit single, “Sunrise”. With the release of their latest album, Let The Jack Drop, just over a year ago, the boys from Washington State’s capital city have unveiled a brand new single, “Hands Off You”, featuring the talented Kaylee Rose Madsen. off of their new album, A New High.
The track is everything you could want for a radio-friendly country single. It is energetic, catchy and filled with happy-go-lucky lyrics that flow with the theme of driving home the freshness of new love. Mix in some great solo guitar work that highlights their rock influences, but still keeps the song country. Normally, I find that country music uses the steel guitar just as a focal point, because the steel guitar is country. While that may be true, it does not necessarily need to the star instrument or even added to a country song. Thankfully, The Olson Bros Band find a wonderful balance between the country twang and howling rock without having to rely on that crutch.
If you are looking for an indie country band that is working their way through the circuit and are continually attempting to better themselves, then look no further than The Olson Bros Band and their new single, “Hands Off You”. And while you are at it check them out on tour right now! Visit their website for details and tickets: HERE.
Check out the brand new single, “Hands Off You”, by The Olson Bros Band featuring Kaylee Rose Madsen on Spotify below and do not forget to pick up the single on iTunes now!
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