Carla's projects/albums in production or just released:
Also released in 2001 was "Honest As Daylight - The Best Of Carla Olson: 1981 - 2000". A 16 song career cross-section released by Houston Party Records in Spain, HPR 035. Among the tracks: 'After The Storm', a rare Gene Clark song featuring Mare Winningham, the title cut with Percy Sledge duetting with Carla, Mick Taylor tearing it up on 'Justice', plus contributions from Gene Clark, Mark Lindsay, Ian McLagan, and The Textones.
"Tell The Truth!" by Phil Upchurch on Evidence Music. The Jazz/Pop guitar legend tackles Jazz standards (Jive Samba and Take Five) as well as some contemporary tunes by Steely Dan, and Eric Johnson. And lots more. Phil has played guitar on literally hundreds of albums. Visit www.philupchurch.com for more information. (released June 2001, Evidence Music ECD 22222-2)
The instrumental 'XMAS BLUES' album was released on October 28th on Evidence Music - just in time for Christmas. Among the musicians appearing: Otis Rush, Son Seals, Ernie Watts, Tommy Castro, Corey Harris, Jake Andrews, Michael Hill, Kim Wilson, Paul Oscher, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Rusty Zinn, Joe Louis Walker, Charlie Musselwhite, Kris Wiley, Sugar Blue, Kirk Fletcher, Denny Freeman, Phil Upchurch, Deacon Jones, & Alvino Bennett. (Evidence Music ECD 26118-2) Read a review!
"Bo Diddley" tribute album with Taj Mahal, Corey Harris, Sugar Blue, Coco Montoya, Michael Burks, Guitar Shorty, Eric Sardinas, Tommy Castro, Joe Louis Walker, Son Seals, Kris Wiley, Roy Gaines, Walter Trout. Also on Evidence Music and released August 6, 2002 Read a review.
"Jake Andrews" - new album by the 21 year old Austin, Texas guitar sensation. His 1999 album, "Time To Burn", got to #11 in Radio & Records' Mainstream Rock Chart. Expect the same action from this disc. Or better! To be released date in February of 2002 by Antones Records/Texas Music Group/Rykodisc. Visit www.jakeandrews.com and www.antonesrec.com
Joe Louis Walker has completed his Carla-produced album. It features an eclectic group of musicians: Wallace Roney on trumpet, Ernie Watts on saxophone, Barry Goldberg on Hammond B3 organ, Bob Hurst on bass, Ndugu Chancler on drums, and Master Henry Gibson on percussion. The songs range from three written by Van Morrison, Otis Redding, and Boz Scaggs to some exploratory original instrumentals. Due in November on Evidence Music.
Kris Wiley - recorded & mixed. Kris is a guitar player who many in the Los Angeles area have been waiting for a breakout release from for a few years. Expect something a bit less Blues oriented and a whole lot more Rock'n'Roll than one would have surmised. (release date and label uncertain at this time)
And did we mention: New Album Out Now!
Remember, Carla's new album "The Ring Of Truth" on Evangeline Recorded Works, already released in England was released August 27, 2002 in the US on Smile Records. (US cover at left, UK cover at right).
Contact Carla for more info on appearances and projects.