Check out Grant Olsen
I was just tooling around the interwebs searching for info about the guy in that video: singer-songwriter Grant Olsen – one-half of Seattle-based duo Arthur & Yu who are, by the way, obviously well worth checking out. They’re yet another indication that SubPop may be seeking to become a full-fledged Americana label. Between Fleet Foxes, Iron & Wine, Sera Cahoone, and these guys, they’re on the right track if you ask me.
Anyway, I instead came upon Provo, Utah-based singer-songwriter Grant Olsen. He doesn’t seem to be the guy by the same name who I was looking for, but his songs are pretty good. Quiet and subtle, like those first few Iron & Wine EPs before Sam Beam brought in a full band. Some of the tunes are a smidge too understated and elusive for my taste, but some of them are darn nice.
I wonder what he and Seattle’s Grant Olsen could do if they took some time to co-write a few tunes. The internet is full of happy mistakes.