Albums

32 Below | EP Sessions

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Recorded in 2016, the album was co-written by  Michael James Olson, and released on UIRF Records.

*  Top 50 on iTunes Country Album Charts (#41).

Blue Muse | Blue Muse Live

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Recorded in 2015, the album was produced by  Michael James Olson, and Released on Dolphinium Records.

* #1 CMJ Jazz Adds Charts, #6 CMJ Jazz Top 40 Charts, #82 JazzWeek Top 100 Charts.

* radio airplay on 111 radio stations around the United States, Turkey, Portugal, Spain, UK, Denmark, Luxembourg, Cape Town, and Switzerland.

  • “a blend of jazz -inspired breeds that when brought together make something that is aurally elevating.” Axs.com
  • “album conveys a sense of serenity and spirituality.” BVS Reviews

Listen to the album HERE.

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32 Below | Every Little Thing About You

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Recorded in 2014, the album was produced by Shawn Smalley and Michael James Olson, and released on UIRF Records.

* Top 100 on the iTunes Country Album (#66) and Singles (#70) Charts.

* Features on Chicago TV (FOX, WB), and performance at Soldier Field at Halftime of Chicago Bears game.

* Retail Licensing of the album to more than 1,200 retail stores in the U.K.

 

Slamabama | Planting Flowers On The Moon

(String arr. on “This”)

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Holiday | EP (Self-Titled)

The EP was recorded at Kirian Studios outside of Nashville, TN. It was produced by Chris Grainger (Switchfoot, Sixpence None the Richer), and Russ Long (Reliant K, Wilco), and was released by Runway Network/RED.

* Licensing with MTV, VH1.

* Nationwide touring, and performances with Ludo and Dropping Daylight.

Holiday | Fashionably Late

Recorded in 2005, the album was produced by Michael James Olson and John Scalia, and released on Columbia Sounds/Aquarium Records.

* Licensing deals with MTV, NBC, ABC, and CBS and PBS: Minnesota Vikings(NFL), Minnesota Twins(MLB), and Minnesota Wild(NHL).

* top 200 album on RIYL college music charts. Numerous top 10 charts for regional college radio stations, and airplay on more than 250 radio stations throughout the U.S., Canada, and Australia.

* nationwide touring, and performances with Better Than Ezra, Rick Springfield, Josh Turner, and Quietdrive.

Brookdale | Still Going With The Lights Out


Recorded in 2009 and produced by Michael James Olson, mastered by Luke Harper(Imogen Heap, Andrew Bird), and released by Columbia Sounds/BAM.

* Licensing deals with MTV, VH1, Oxygen, E!

* Top charts on numerous college radio stations, with airplay on more than 100 stations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

* Extensive touring including opening slots for bands such as Eve6.

Holiday | Living With The Fallout


Living With The Fallout was released independently in 2004. It was produced by Michael James Olson and John Scalia, and mastered by Luke Harper(Imogen Heap, Andrew Bird).

* Licensing with ABC and Spike.

* Nationwide touring and performances with artists such as Semisonic, Violent Fems, and Everclear.

TV/FILM
2011: Spike-TV “My Best Day” featured on “Blue Mountain State.”
2010: MTV-TV “Wideawake featured on “Real World: DC.”
2010: “Echo In My Head” featured in the theatrical release “Stamped” (Frontier Films).
2010: “Yeah Yeah Yeah” featured in the theatrical release “Stamped” (Frontier Films).
2008: MTV–TV “Absolutely Brilliant” featured on “Gauntlet III.”
2008: MTV–TV “Absolutely Brilliant” featured on “Gauntlet III.”
2008: MTV–TV “Yeah Yeah Yeah” featured on “My Super Sweet 16.”
2007: ABC–TV “Something Unusual” featured on “What About Brian?”
2007: MTV–TV “All Around You” featured on “Real World: Sydney.”
2007: MTV–TV “Speechless” featured on “Road Rules: Viewers Revenge.”
2007: MTV–TV “Someone I Know” featured on “Road Rules: Viewers Revenge.”
2007: MTV–TV “Absolutely Brilliant” featured on “Road Rules: Viewers Revenge.”
2007: MTV–TV “Someone I Know” featured on “Inferno III.”
2007: MTV–TV “Happy To Breathe” featured on “Inferno III.”
2007: KARE–TV music featured on “Morning Show.”
2007: KARE–TV (NBC) music featured on nightly news broadcasts.
2007: WCCO–TV music featured on “Saturday Morning Show.”
2007: MTV–TV “Kamikaze” featured on “Real World: Denver.”
2006: MTV–TV “The Rave” featured on “Real World: Denver.”
2006: MTV–TV “Bourbon Street” featured on “Real World: Denver.”
2006: MTV–TV “Bourbon Street” featured on “Real World: Denver.”
2006: MTV–TV “Bourbon Street” featured on “The Duel.”
2006: MTV–TV “Echo In My Head” featured on “The Duel.”
2006: MTV–TV “Yeah Yeah Yeah” featured on “My Super Sweet 16.”
2006: PBS–TV Soundcheck, 30-minute live performance.
2006: KARE–TV, songs featured on nightly sports section.
2005: KARE–TV, “Showcase Minnesota,” live performance.
2005: KARE–TV, songs featured on nightly sports section.
2005: KSTP-TV (CBS) Feature on Holiday from Basilica Block Party, Minneapolis, MN.

Discography:
Year: Artist, Album Title, Record Label (Role)
2015: Kimberly Beasley, Untitled, Dolphinium Records (Engineer, Producer)
2014: Various Artists, Songs Of The Season, Dolphinium Records (Engineer, Producer)
2014: Summer Goodman, Untitled, Dolphinium Records (Engineer, Producer)
2014: Slamabama, Planting Flowers On The Moon, BAM Records (String Arrangements)
2014: 32 Below, Every Little Thing About You, BAM Records (Songwriter, Producer)
2014: Scott Watkins, Howard Hanson American Sonatas, Dolphinium Records (Executive Producer)
2013: David Murray, Württemberg Sonatas 1, 2, and 3, Summitt Records, (Mastering)
2013: SEAMUS Electroacoustic Miniatures: Re-Caged, Society for Electroacoustic Music in the U.S. (composer)
2011: Michael James Olson, Chopped and Stretched, Drift Station Gallery, (Composer).
2011: Born Forty, Perfect Picture, Independent, (Producer).
2009: Michael James Olson, DEMUS Compilation, DEMUS (Australia), (Composer).
2009: Brookdale, Still Going With the Lights Out, Columbia Sounds/BAM (Songwriter, Producer).
2008: Brookdale, Twin Town High X, CopyCats/CityPages (Songwriter, Producer).
2007: Holiday, EP, Runway Network/RED (Executive Producer, Performer).
2006: Jessie Veeder, A Place To Belong, Barking Dog Records (Arranger, Performer).
2005: Scott Flaten, Fill, Self–Released (Performer).
2005: Holiday, Fashionably Late, Aquarium Records (Songwriter, Producer, Performer).
2004: Holiday, Living With The Fallout, Independent (Songwriter, Producer, Performer).
2003: Margot Wagner, Firefly, Barking Dog Records (Arranger, Performer).
2002: Mandy Brakel, This Journey, Self–Released (Performer)

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