Kevin Olson


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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Kevin Olson

Recommended if you like: John Butler, Kaki King, Andy McKee

Story behind your band/artist name: I started as a street musician. A video of my guitar playing was seen by the Virginia Tech Marketing team and I was asked to headline as Men's basketball halftime show with my guitar playing. I have done a number of other halftime shows for various schools and play a lot locally in the DC area.

Band Members: Kevin Olson - Guitar

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Vienna, VA

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: 1. I studied computer science at Virginia Tech, so I was able to design and develop my own website
2. I lived in a small southern African country called Swaziland for over a year.
3. The most interesting music gig I have had was being asked to perform my guitar routine on a party bus for a group of radio producers. Was really interesting trying to play my guitar while on a moving bus that was driving all around the U Street area.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: My name is Kevin. I am a 25 year old musician from the Washington DC area. My music 'career' began with some simple street performances while at college to try to make some extra money. A number of people would take videos and someone from the VT marketing team saw my style of guitar and asked if I would like to headline a halftime show. It was an amazing experience and since then I have been very fortunate to be asked back and have been invited to other schools to perform as well. I also play a lot locally with my solo act as well as the small rock band I also play in. I love the DC music scene and there are so many more places in the area that I hope to be able to play at some day!

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Main Genre: Indie

Other Genres: acoustic, instrumental, percussive guitar