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P.J. Olsson

Genre:Indie, Electronic, Rock
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Albums:4
Songs:30

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1Everything Old is New Again lyrics
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2The Minute's Gone lyrics
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3Through Rock Songs lyrics
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4Tomorrow lyrics
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5Thorazine lyrics
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6More Lost Without You lyrics
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7Thinking Man lyrics
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8Beautiful Woman lyrics
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9Flower lyrics
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10Whisper in Time lyrics
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Most Popular Albums (more)

1American Scream
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2Beautifully Insane
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3The Ironwood Sessions
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4Words For Living
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Biography

PJ Olsson grew up in Houghton, MI and has been singing and writing music for as long as he can remember. Having a father who is composer and orchestra conductor and a mother who majored in voice, he has been immersed in music and creativity since early childhood. PJ has lead an inspired life since his early days in Houghton and his journey has taken him through the many ups and downs of the music business.

PJ has released seven albums which have enjoyed varying degrees of attention including features in The LA Times, The New Your Times, Newsweek, USA Today, and Rolling Stone. He has performed alongside Kid Rock, Muse, Train, Rufus Wainright, Iggy Pop, Beth Orton, Bob Geldof, Something Corporate, Ben Harper, Nelly Furtado, Placebo, Michelle Branch, and many more, as well as, performing on The David Letterman Show. PJ's music has been featured on national television shows including CSI: NY, CSI: Miami, Ghost Whisperer, and in national commercials and advertising campaigns.

When he's not working on his own music, he produces and writes for other artists and writes songs for movies, TV, and advertising.
In 2003, PJ began working with Alan Parsons and traveling the world over with the Alan Parsons Live Project. PJ also appeared on Parsons' 2004 album a Valid Path, for which they received Grammy nominations for Surround Sound Production. PJ also appeared on the Parson's Eye 2 Eye: Live in Madrid.

PJ moved from Los Angeles back to Houghton in 2004 to get back to his grass root and raise his three children.
"The most important thing in my life is caring for my wonderful wife and three kids. I enjoy living a simple life of family, hope, and fun. Music and words rule my every moment and I'm sort of just along for the ride."
In 2007, PJ released "American Scream"and album that reflected his love of family, life, and hope. A music video was produced for the track "A.D.D. (People Stop Running) that feature hundreds of products from the Skymall catalog. David Guarascio and Moses Port aired "Aliens in America" on The CD in 2007 – 2008 that features a track included on the American Scream, Peace Love and Understanding featuring Salman Ahmad of Junoon, which also included a music video.

In 2009 while still living in Houghton, PJ was asked to headline at the local Houghton Spring Art and Music Festival. PJ agreed to the performance with a twist, his performance would be backed by kids. PJ Olsson's call his band of 18 kids, "PJ Olsson's Rock Camp" which when on to amaze, inspire, and delight at the festival performance.

A product of producing the 2009 Rock Camp was a friendship and partnership that PJ developed with local organizers and promoter Todd Brassard.

In 2010 PJ and Todd reinvented the Rock Camp to better feature individual kids. PJ Olsson's Rock Camp was reborn. A two-week intensive musical experience for kids innovative in that kids and professional musicians played on the same stage and in the same show.

In late 2010, PJ and his family move to Colorado so PJ could more easily work on a number of projects.


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