CARLA OLSON Reap The Whirlwind cd 1994
Reap The Whirlwind / Playing With Life / Ups & Downs / Rock Of Ages / Kinderwars / Not A Soul To Remember / Honest As Daylight / Bills, Bills & More Bills / Twine Time.
Produced by C. Olson & C. Rook.
Carla Olson: vocals & guitars / J. Lacey-Baker: guitar / G. Callins: guitar / B. McDonald: bass / R. Hemmert: drums / T. Jr Morgan: saxophone / I. McLagan: piano + guests like Mick Taylor etc
Along with Kathy Valentine (a future member of the Go-Go's), Carla Olson formed the Textones in the early '80s for a few singles on IRS. (Most of these tracks appear on "Through the Canyon"and Back in Time") The band's major-label debut, "Midnight Mission" , included help from Don Henley, Ry Cooder, Barry Goldberg, and Gene Clark. In 1983 Olson got a huge break when Bob Dylan chose her to appear in his "Sweetheart Like You" video. During the filming she began a friendship with guitarist Mick Taylor, who had once played with the Rolling Stones before leaving them in 1975 to pursue a solo career. "Cedar Creek", the Textones second album, appeared in 1987 on Enigma Records. C. Olson then worked on many projects, including ones by John Fogerty, Henley, Eric Johnson and Percy Sledge.She released an acoustic album in 1987 with Gene Clark "So Rebellious a Lover", on Rhino. The recording features tracks on which Olson backed Clark on three of his pieces, and Clark backed Olson on three of her pieces, as well as some covers. The album was well received, and the two played gigs to promote it, often working together. The duo planned another album, but Clark passed away suddenly in May of 1991, before they could follow through. In 1988, she recorded a self-titled solo album (for Amigo) in Sweden, backed by Wilmer X. After another duet project, this time with former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, Olson's second solo LP "Within an Ace" was released in 1993; "Reap the Whirlwind" followed the next year. That album signaled a period of relative quiet from the guitarist, as she disappeared into private life while her best-of collection hit the shelves. It wasn't until 2001 that she returned, boasting" The Ring of Truth", an album featuring Mick Taylor and a handful of roots rock tunes that showcased her weathered vocals and comfortable sound. C. Olson has also found success on the other side of the studio glass, producing records for Barry Goldberg, Dona Oxford, Jake Andrews, Joe Louis Walker, Davis Gaines, Mare Winningham, and Phil Upchurch.