Justin Olson is an American singer/songwriter and guitarist whose musical style encompasses a myriad of genres (Folk, Soul, Jazz and Rock) held by his unique lighthearted voice. He has spent most of his life in Arizona drawing on the diversity of the State’s cities, landscapes and life experiences as the inspiration for his art. A voice to discover! Justin has had the great fortune of performing in the first annual Tempe Center for the Arts Songwriters Showcase in December 2009, and has opened for such acts as: Hans Olson, Tobie Milford, Dan Reed and The Young Dubliners.
Debut Album “Amber Waves”, true and soulful debut album
This debut album comes crashing out of the gates with both intimate recordings and fully produced numbers, showcasing Justin’s velvet tones and touching lyrics. The record hails influences of the 60′s, blended with a post-modern rootsy sound, uniting organic sounds, soulful vocals, modern rock grooves, and songwriting sensibilities that encompass the human condition.
Justin Olson’s dedication to remaining true to his chosen path comes through clearly within his passionate heartfelt lyrics. Rawness coupled with a life-long zeal for creating distinct musical landscapes provides a unique opportunity to experience one man’s captured moments in time. On theses premises, Justin Olson and The SoulVival refer to their style of music as “Heart & Soul.” Justin states, “In life we struggle with our purpose until we cease; in that calm tranquility, a life’s eternal memory reflects a wide angled vision of who we are to be, who we thought we were, and who is casting the shadow at our feet.”