CARLA OLSON ‘Have Harmony Will Travel 2’


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Carla Olson has always traveled in storied company. The former lead singer of the pioneering Americana combo The Textones, she’s since maintained an expansive solo career that’s found her partnering with such luminaries as Bob Dylan, Gene Clark, Don Henley, Barry Goldberg, and ex Rolling Stone Mick Taylor, a few of the many and extraordinary. It’s little wonder then that Olson flaunts her connections and compadres once again with Have Harmony Will Travel 2, a follow-up to the initial Have Harmony effort released in 2013.

Naturally, it’s the array of great guest stars that attract initial notice. It’s a disparate bunch to be sure, one consisting of Timothy B. Schmit, Peter “Herman’s Hermits” Noone,” soul great Percy Sledge, Stephen McCarthy of the legendary Long Ryders, Brit rocker Terry Reid, one-time Bee Gees bassist Vince Melouney, and, in a posthumous appearance, her one time, ongoing performing partner and former Byrd Gene Clark.

Remarkably then, despite the disparate array of collaborators, Have Harmony Will Travel 2 maintains a cool consistency. The intersection of folk and classic country rock finds the material maintaining an even flow.