Kenny Olson Summer NAMM | Rain Riser Booth


Join Kenny at Summer NAMM on Saturday, July 13th at the Rain Riser booth (808) between noon and 4PM CST.



Novel risers merge stage elevation and technology

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (May 24, 2013) – Rain Riser Systems, LLC announces the official introduction of its line of sound-dampening risers at the 2013 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, Tennessee. Named after the raindrop shape incorporated into its internal structure, the Rain Riser combines elements of a classic studio partition — absorption, diffusion, decoupling, and bass trapping — within the form of a non-resonating elevation system. This design effectively provides acoustical isolation for drums, amplifiers, and any other instruments and performers from the stage surface below; in doing so, it dramatically improves the sound quality of those instruments and electronic devices.

A rugged road case houses this proprietary vibration-reduction treatment, as well as electronics packages including such options as LED lighting panels with DMX controls, and onboard XLR audio inputs, returns, and a multi-pin connector output.

Standard models are available in a variety of sizes and heights, with all Rain Risers employing locking lids and casters for ease of transport.

For more information on Rain Risers, please visit or

Press Contact: Thomas Moore President, Rain Riser Systems, LLC

Kenny Olson Live In Nashville | 4/11/2013 | An Evening With Consonant Music

Kenny Olson | An Evening With Consonant Music



EVENT DATE: April,11 2013

TIME: 6:00PM Doors 7:00PM Show

LOCATION: 3rd and Lindsley 818 3rd Avenue South

COST: $5 pre-sale $7 at the door


CONCERT SPONSORED BY: Nashville Sign and Graphics, Foxy Music, Greer Music Solutions

Consonant Music, a Nashville-based artist services company will celebrate its official opening with a concert at 3rd and Lindsley on Thursday April 11, 2013. The multi-genre line-up is comprised of of artists both living in Nashville and traveling from areas as far away as Australia to perform. Tickets for the show will be sold online for $5 and at the door for $7. Doors open at 6PM. Show starts promptly at 7PM.
STEVEN HALL JR | Nashville, TN

One of the people actually born and raised in Nashville… An Ex – pro wrestler turned funnyman, as he steps into the footsteps of his famous father, Shotgun Red. Steven has been seen auditioning for such shows as “Last Comic Standing” and ” Americas Got Talent “. His comedic quips and smooth delivery style leaves the audience laughing long after the lights have come on and the tabs have been paid.

LINE UP (Listed Alphabetically)

CALI TUCKER | Nashville, TN
The next generation of Tucker, niece of Tanya and daughter of Lacosta, Cali has a smooth sassy style that’s all her own.Her raw edginess, soulful tone, and deeply personal lyrics, make her an undeniably recognizable sound that can’t be mistaken by any other artist in country music today.

CHRIS SIMMONS | Huntsville, AL
Chris Simmons is certainly not a newcomer to the world of music. Most recently, he spent five years (2007-2012) touring the world as guitarist for the legendary Leon Russell. Chris now begins a new chapter, launching his solo career.

Garrett Lebeau is a natural player. New and old fans hear Van Morrison, Boz Scaggs, Al Green and J.J. Cale in his songs and vocals. His playing style veers from blues through rock, jazz into folk. Look for his new album Rise to the Grind available May 7 on Music Road Records.

JOE DENIM | Nashville, TN
Musician, songwriter, musical comedian Joe Denim was co-writer on the song “Pray For You” by Jaron and the Long Road to Love and recently teamed up with Rodney Carrington on his new single “Cover of the Field & Stream”

JOY STYLES | Nashville, TN
Joy Styles is a star on the rise. With powerful, lived in vocals and cut to the core lyrics, she is a fresh new face set to take country music by storm! Enriched in deep song-power, her stories are told with a raw passion, conviction and a rare emotion that draws the listener in with every word.

Guitarist Kenny Olson founded Kid Rock’s Twisted Brown Trucker Band, was a staple on the Experience Hendrix Tours, has many platinum records under his belt and has shared the stage with greats from Metallica to Sheryl Crow. Kenny Olson enlists an all-star cast for an unforgettable rock show.

The title, “singer/songwriter,” is only a small part of the world of up and coming artist, Paulina Jayne. Hailing from metro Detroit, the 17-year old country music sensation is grabbing the attention of some of the biggest names in music.

TURK | Melbourne, Australia
Turk Tresize is a musician, producer, songwriter, motorbike lover and a farmer. Turk is traveling all the way from Melbourne, Australia to play his style of “southern” rock for fans in the US.

Consonant Music is an à la carte artist services, booking and music marketing company located in Nashville, TN. Catering to the indie artist as well as management companies, record labels and other agencies, Consonant Music provides solutions for the entire industry. The company’s management team possesses over 80 years of experience in the music industry, over 57 million record sales, and have been a part of over 100 of the world’s top-grossing tours. To read more about the company visit

MEDIA CONTACT  (For more information and guest list):
Consonant Music

Hard Rock Cafe Opens with Guitar from Kid Rock guitarist Kenny Olson


This customized Gibson Les Paul guitar was used on tour by Kid Rock guitarist Kenny Olson The Hard Rock Cafe Four Winds opens up Wednesday.

It is the first Hard Rock in west Michigan and just the second in Michigan after one opened in Detroit in 2003. The new restaurant is located in the Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, and officials with the Pokagon Tribe tell WSJM it is slightly larger than the Hard Rock Cafe in Chicago.

Among the memorabilia on the walls are guitars from Michigan rockers Bob Seger and Kid Rock, Rockford, Illinois-based Cheap Trick and a glass case of things from the late Johnny Cash. The outfit worn by Elton John on the cover of his “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” album is one of the first things people will see as they enter the restaurant. Interview with Kenny Olson

Kenny Olson Producing

Meet Kenny Olson, the best guitarist you’ve never heard of. You probably heard Kenny and didn’t even realize it. Kenny has played with Kid Rock, Aerosmith, Metallica, Billy Gibbons, Sheryl Crow, and Les Paul, among others.

While you may not have heard of him, his peers definitely have. Keith Richards says this multi-platinum guitarist is “one of the best rock guitarists on the scene right now.”

Kenny started a band, The Kenny Olson Cartel, which is an an ass-kicking entity in its own right. “That’s my high,” Olson says. “I belong out there playing.” But the studio is another home, and there will be more where Kenny Olson Cartel came from. The guitarist says he has enough material “for a few more albums at least,” with more coming seemingly every day, which means the Cartel is well stocked for a loud ‘n’ proud future.

“What I like about this situation is nothing can stop it,” Olson gushes. “As long as I’m alive and kicking, I can keep the Kenny Olson Cartel going and keep the music coming.”

In this candid interview, Kenny talked to us about his career, music, and life in Nashville, where he’s currently alive and kicking.

Click Here To Read The Q&A:

The Ripple Effect Review of Kenny Olson Cartel Album


Review of Kenny Olson Cartel by Racer @ The Ripple Effect

This one I shoulda seen coming.

If I’d only read the credits before I popped the CD in, I wouldn’t a been so surprised.  Right there, in the “Thanks” section were all the clues I needed that this, Kenny Olson dude, wasn’t just some regular guy.  First name I saw was Billy Cox.  Former Hendrix player.  That’s cool.  But it doesn’t stop there.  The Hendrix Family.  Hmmm.  Not Jimi, as in “for inspiration” but a direct thanks to the Hendrix family.  Does this cat know them?   Eddie Kramer?  What   Who is this guy?

Read the full review here:


Kenny Olson Rock & Roll

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.

 Listen to the interview here:

Kenny Olson Guitar Planet Interview: Going Solo, Life After Kid Rock


Kid Rock’s iconic axe man Kenny Olson is preparing to unleash his first solo LP, the Kenny Olson Cartel, and he stopped by GP to talk classic rock, genre blending, and life after Kid Rock.

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Kenny Olson Cartel Nashville Show Announced


KENNY OLSON CARTEL  6.9.2012 • Nashville, TN • 3rd and Lindsley

818 3rd Ave. S, Nashville, TN 37210 • DOORS OPEN @ 9PM

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 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.

Tickets $10 at the door and online.




Kenny Olson’s Interview With Legendary Rock Interviews


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.

Click Here To Read The Full Article.


New Kenny Olson Cartel Single, “Hands On the Wheel”

Kenny Olson Cartel -

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.

Click here to view “Hands On the Wheel” in iTunes

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