Category: Brian Olive

POPMATTERS review of ALIVE AT THE DEEP BLUES FEST

Various Artists: Alive at the Deep Blues Fest By David Maine Raunchy, steaming blues-rock Alive Records is a terrific label, a powerhouse of roots-rock and muddy, murky electric blues. This compilation of live tracks is culled from performances at the 2012 Deep Blues Fest in Bayport, MN, and it serves as a nice showcase for […]

SAVING COUNTRY MUSIC review of ALIVE AT THE DEEP BLUES FEST

Blues Review – Alive at the Deep Blues Fest by Trigger Alive at the Deep Blues Fest is the convergence of many cool things. This summer, Minnesota BBQ magnate and founder of the Deep Blues Festivals Chris Johnson decided to revitalize the Deep Blues Fest after a 2 year hiatus. Between 2007 and 2010, the […]

NO DEPRESSION review of ALIVE AT THE DEEP BLUES FEST

SOURCE : A selection of live two- and three-man blues The Deep Blues Festival is a Minnesota celebration of alternative blues music, originally run from 2007 to 2010. After spin-offs in Cleveland and Ortin, WA, festival organizer (and BBQ restaurateur) Chris Johnson brought the original festival back to life at Bayport BBQ for a long […]

The FIRE NOTE review of ALIVE AT THE DEEP BLUES FEST

Various Artists Alive at The Deep Blues Fest Alive Natural Sound Records [2012] Fire Note Says: Alive at The Deep Blues Fest is put together with perfection as every band here scratches that blues itch in its’ own special way. Album Review: I thought reviewing my first compilation might be a challenge but, thank goodness […]

THE GUARDIAN/THE OBSERVER review of BRIAN OLIVE “Two Of Everything”

Kitty Empire The Observer, Saturday 30 July 2011 Under the alias Oliver Henry, Brian Olive cut his chops in bands such as the Soledad Brothers and the Greenhornes: retro-leaning, attitudinal outfits who came to some prominence in the slipstream of the White Stripes. Next up are sax parts on Dr John’s next album, but in […]

POPMATTERS 8/10 review of BRIAN OLIVE “Two Of Everything”

POPMATTERS Brian Olive: Two of Everything By Alan Brown 11 July 2011 Almost three years have passed since Brian Olive emerged from the vault of the Cincinnati pawn-shop-turned-recording-studio he helped build clutching his excellent full-length solo debut. Yet it appears the ex-Soledad Brother hasn’t just been busy touring and helping out friends—most recently as guest […]