Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Meg Olsen – Deal from the Bottom

A down to earth flower child wrapped in the glitzy whirlwind of a Ziegfeld Girl but planted firmly in the present, Meg Olsen seems to be a time traveler gathering pieces of past era’s flamboyancey uniquely fitted for her.  Even her geographical path is an amalgam of cultures, born in Memphis raised in Las Vegas and now residing in Laurel Canyon.
Her self-released debut EP ‘Deal from the Bottom’ features songs both haunting and stimulating and has some of my favorite elements, a spaghetti western flavor , noirish folk and a touch of sixties pop all mixed together beautifully with Meg’s enchantingly sultry vocals layered over top, for good measure she adds some delicious surf noir on the Morrissey cover, Suedehead. She is now in the studio recording her first full length after a successful kickstart campaign due for a late 2013 early 2014 release.
While not making music Meg works at an LA film agency and runs the much read style blog Don Juan's Reckless Daughter

Meg Olsen, American fashion writer and songstress, was born in Memphis, TN and raised in Las Vegas, NV so it really comes as no surprise that music and the desire to perform run deep in her veins. That said, her first musical release has been a long time coming. After studying film in Seattle, WA and living in London, England for a spell, Meg settled finally in Los Angeles; working for a below-the-line film agency, developing a widely-followed style blog, Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter and quietly writing songs. By night, Meg was on the music scene and found many artists and musicians friends along the way. In 2010 she casually lent her voice to the duet “Saturday Night” by cult-favorite LAband The Idyllists.
Her recording debut caught the fans' attention and quickly parlayed itself into other musical opportunities including a stint in West Hollywood-based cabaret act The Dime Store Dollies with singer-songwriter, BJ Olson and a spot as back-up singer for Canadian artist, Lucette on a European-tour supporting the Secret Sisters. In 2012, Meg teamed up with producer Daniel Dempsey (Until June, Jamestown Revival) and production company/music collective, Bad Transmission to record her debut EP entitled Deal from the Bottom.

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