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Musician Profile: Ryan Olszewski

Name: Ryan Olszewski

What was your first instrument? Piano

Current Instrument? Guitar… messing around with blues harp, little bass, tiny little bit of keys.

Past bands? No Horses, Mud River, Assimilator

Current bands? throwing around the name Thunderbird Hotel… we’ll see if it sticks.

First public performance? Some sort of high school awards ceremony… there’s video somewhere… oh god.

Stage fright? With a band, none whatsoever. Solo, so much my legs turn to jello… for real.

Favourite show? 3 way tie (sorry) AC/DC (Calgary 1995? first rock concert ever) Ryan Adams & The Cardinals (Seattle 2008), Botch (Seattle 2002, last show ever)

Least favourite music story? pretty tough one… how about 85% of the current Rolling Stone Magazine 40 reasons to be excited about music.

Favourite band/musician (at the moment)? flavors of the day is The Dead, Ryan Adams, and Ryan Bingham

Favourite band/musician (all time)? Neil Young

Ten years from now, where will you be (perfect answer)? An “old man” still trying to play in a band.

Ten years from now, where will you be (probable answer)? An “old man” still trying to play in a band.

Next gig? Hopefully gigging by the the end of summer.

Photo credit: Tina Welch

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