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Many Colored Kite


Mark Olson Enlists Buzzworthy Bands as Tour Openers

Mark Olson is hitting the road this month in support of his new album, Many Colored Kite, and Cory Chisel, Breathe Owl Breathe, Backyard Tire Fire, Vandaveer and Ivan & Aloysha are among the buzzworthy bands invited to join the renowned Jayhawks’ founder on his upcoming US tour beginnin

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Folk Alliance International Announces Mark Olson as Keynote Speaker for 2011 International Conference

Mark Olson has been announced as a keynote speaker at the 2011 Folk Alliance Conference on February 16-20th in Memphis, TN. Mark joins musician David Bromberg as the second keynote speaker at the conference.

"I was inspired by the local bands playing around Minneapolis, like the Replacements and I come from a folky backgroun

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An Autographed "Kite"

If you haven't already picked up a copy of Mark Olson's new album, Many Colored Kite, a number of retailers across the country have limited quantities of the album autographed by Mr. Olson himself. Check out the list below to see if there's a music store near you offering this special

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Mark Olson's "Many Colored Kite" Takes Flight

Mark Olson's new studio album, Many Colored Kite, is out today! The album is available on CD and LP on read more


Mark Olson Performs at Relix

Mark Olson stopped by Relix magazine while he was in New York City and performed a special acoustic version of "Many Colored Kite," the title track from his new album.

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Mark Olson Premieres Morning Dove

Head over to Mark Olson's MySpace page and and get an exclusive listen of "Morning Dove," the second track on his new album, Many Colored Kite.

 Mark also wrote a blog about the inspiration behind "Morning Dove.&

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Mark Olson Featured On The Huffington Post

Mark Olson is interviewed on The Huffington Post website in a feature called Americanarama. Mark discusses in depth the process recording his new album and shares details about tracks from his new release, Many Colored Kite. read more


Mark Olson Is Performing At NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall With Special Guest Jolie Holland

Mark Olson will be performing songs from his upcoming Ryko debut "Many Colored Kite" at the Rockwood Music Hall June 15th.  As a founding member and principal

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Ryko Welcomes Mark Olson To Our Artist Roster

Mark Olson , founder of legendary Americana band The Jayhawks and a critically acclaimed artist whose influential catalog spans 25 years, will be releasing his new full-length, Many Colored Kite, on Ryko on July 27, 2

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