Best known as the lead guitarist and cowriter for multi-platinum Kid Rock and his Twisted Brown Trucker Band, Olson has recorded and performed with Metallica, Aerosmith, Billy Gibbons, Buddy Guy, Chaka Khan, Sheryl Crow, Hank Williams, Jr. and the late, great Les Paul. In our exclusive interview, Olson describes tracking his new solo album, Kenny Olson Cartel. We’ll also hear songs from the CD and stories about playing with Billy Cox and Mitch Mitchell from the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
KENNY OLSON rocketed to international stardom as the founding lead guitarist of KID ROCK’S TWISTED BROWN TRUCKER BAND, multi-platinum co-writer and performer. With the recent release of his debut solo project, KENNY OLSON CARTEL, he brings a melange of genre-bending rock music to the stage.
Kenny Olson Cartel currently has 2 singles “Up All Night” and “Hands On the Wheel” both featuring lead vocalist Jon Nicholson of Nashville’s MuzikMafia, spinning in multiple US and UK radio markets and is gaining momentum at a rapid pace. Most recently, Kenny’s been featured in Vintage Guitar Magazine, Guitar Planet, Legendary Rock Interviews and many more.
J.”CURLY” SPEEGLE TRIO
J. “Curly” Speegle is the former lead guitarist for Leon Russell. Known among many as one of the greatest slide players in the south, J. Curly moves to Nashville bringing his Roots Rock/Muscle Shoals sound from Alabama.
Kenny Olson was described in Kid Rock’s original bio as being “born to play guitar” which really says it all. The guy has earned respect and kudos from the likes of Carlos Santana, Kirk Hammett and countless others who also excel at the six string. He’s worked with all of them and countless others but in addition to playing guitar Kenny is probably one of the most underrated songwriters of the rock and roll genre.
Written by Kenny Olson, Jon NicholsonLabel: Foxy Music/Firebird Rising
Formerly the founding 11-year axeman for Kid Rock’s Twisted Brown Trucker band, multi-platinum guitarist Kenny Olson is already cranking out his second solo album with songs like “Hands On The Wheel.”
Olson has shared the stage or studio with Sheryl Crow, Metallica, Les Paul, Faith Evans, Aerosmith, Paul Rodgers and Buddy Guy to name a few. His first solo album “Kenny Olson Cartel” features vocalist Jon Nicholson (MusikMafia), Billy Cox (Hendrix), Peter Keys (Lynyrd Skynyrd), Todd Harrell (3 Doors Down) and more.
Kenny Olson’s debut release, Kenny Olson Cartel, is now available on iTunes and through other online retailers. If you haven’t purchased your copy, you can now easily download from your favorite online outlet. The CD is also available right here at www.kennyolson.com.