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Mark Olson: Songs of Upheaval

Mark Olson.
Mark Olson.

After ending his decade-long run in the successful alt-country band The Jayhawks, Mark Olson moved to the country with then-wife Victoria Williams. Along with multi-instrumentalist Mike Russell, the couple formed The Original Harmony Ridge Creekdippers, which soon began churning out sweetly rustic homemade albums to a small but loyal cult following.

Following his divorce from Williams, Olson spent 2006 recording his first true solo album: The Salvation Blues addresses the upheaval in his life, but it also draws on contributions from both his ex-wife (who co-wrote one song) and fellow ex-Jayhawk Gary Louris (who wrote several more).

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David Dye
David Dye is a longtime Philadelphia radio personality whose music enthusiasm has captivated listeners of World Cafe® since 1991. World Cafe is produced by WXPN, the public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania.