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Studio 34 will be host to the rustic and ethereal songs of Angel Olsen on Tuesday November 13th, presented by Folkadelphia.  Olsen just released her sophomore album, Half Way Home,  in September on Bathetic records, and it is achingly beautiful.  This young musician is quite accomplished in her craft, making folksy and vintage-sounding melodies somewhat akin to those of Joanna Newsom or First Aid Kit.  Olsen’s tunes are nothing short of unique, and following the success of her first record, Strange Cacti, her second one invites more earthy and emotionally honest songs that come from an artist who has grown a bit both as a songwriter and a person.  Her melismatic singing can rise into the air like smoke winding a tortuous path around a room, and her lyrics can be profound and incredibly relate-able.  The slight impurities in her voice are so refreshing.

Olsen’s approach to songwriting and her way with words make some of her songs transcend the test of folk music time.  Influences of Emmylou Harris and perhaps Elvis Presley and can be heard in her music, especially in songs from her latest effort, like “The Waiting” and “You Are Song”.  She reaches down inside of herself and makes some of the truest and emotionally raw songs in the indie/folk scene.  Olsen is definitely an artist to watch.

Studio 34 is located at 4522 Baltimore Ave in West Philadelphia.  Olsen will be joined by Meg Baird and Brendan Codey.

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Culture Angel Olsen to Perform at Studio 34 November 13th