Kristina Olsen

We are pleased and proud to present singer / songwriter / guitarist extraordinaire Kristina Olsen in a benefit concert for Gila / Mimbres Community Radio.

Saturday 30 March 2013 / 7pm
Silco Theater on Bullard Street
In Beautiful Downtown Silver City, NM

Kristina Olsen benefit for GMCR 30 March 2013 at the Silco Theater
Tickets are $15 and available at GMCR’s studio or online at  Click on the adjacent button below to purchase via PayPal.

Kristina was born in San Francisco and raised in Haight-Asbury during the 1960’s.  Her
approach to music and life was formed by that environment of vital cultural
expression, social activism and diverse musical influences.  She lived in Venice Beach, CA for a number of years and now resides down under in Australia.

She is typically on the road and around the world for a good part of the year and though she’s on a hiatus from touring at the moment, she’s consented to come to Silver City specifically to support GMCR and offer her marvelous talents for our pleasure and enrichment.

Her discography includes…

kristina olsen in a benefit concert for Gila / Mimbres Community Radio

  • Kristina Olsen (1992)
  • Love, Kristina (1993)
  •  (1995)
  • Live From Around the World (1997)
  • Duet (1998)
  • Truth of a Woman (1999)
  • All Over Down Under (2002)
  • In Your Darkened Room (2004)
  • Kristina Olsen & Peter Grayling Live DVD (2004)
  • Quiet Blue (2008)

and her songs have been covered by artists including Eric Bibb, Fairport Convention, Maddy Prior, Mary Coughlan and Mollie O’Brien.  She’s collaborated with other artists including playing hammered dulcimer on Michelle Shocked’s breakthrough album ‘Short Sharp Shocked’ and touring as Mary Coughlan’s guitarist.

Olsen has performed as a multi-instrumentalist in plays at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and she won the Kerrville Song writing award her song for battered women, I’m Keeping This Life of Mine.

We could say more but let’s just listen a bit, eh?

And here’s a bit of what other folks have said in praise of her talents…

  • Sydney Morning Herald
    …Such was the candour of her songs and chatty tales that it would impossible for anyone with blood in their veins not to empathise with her…”
  • Christchurch Press, New Zealand
    It is indeed a rare occurrence to be so completely captivated for an entire concert by one person and a guitar, but American singer/songwriter Kristina Olsen
    certainly managed this and more, delivering a highly entertaining show to a capacity audience for over two hours.
  • Roots & Reel
    “…Most of all, though, Olsen is funny, noting those things which innocently point out where she and all of us provide material for comic relief.  She’s talented, funny, and observant, and consequently she becomes the witty friend who shares her life with you, not preaching to you or insisting on our praise to maintain the friendship.

And here’s bit more to check out.

We want to express our thanks and appreciation to Kristina for extending herself to make this happen on short notice and no less to Mike Sauber who swam upstream to pull this all together.

And many thanks to our event sponsors without whom this would have been only a great idea instead of a great show!

This event was made possible by the generous support of our Primary Sponsors

with additional support from…

…plus whoever shows up!


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