Carla Olson Readies Next All-Star Duet Album ‘Have Harmony Will Travel 3’

[Cover photo of Carla Olson and Eric Johnson]

Singer/songwriter and Producer Carla Olson has announced that she will release the third in her series of “duet” albums, Have Harmony, Will Travel 3, via BFD Records/The Orchard on October 20, 2023.

HHWT3 follows Night Comes Falling, Carla’s 2022 collaboration with Stephen McCarthy of The Long Ryders and like the two previous volumes of Have Harmony, Will Travel, features a storied guest list of some of Carla Olson’s highly accomplished friends.

The new album includes appearances by Texas guitarists Eric JohnsonJake Andrews and Gary Myrick along with fellow guitarists Craig Ross (Broken Homes, Lenny Kravitz,) Todd Wolfe (Sheryl Crow,) Laurence Juber (Paul McCartney and Wings,) Jonathan Lea (Tall Poppy Syndrome, Dave Davies) and legendary harmonica player Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson.)

Guest vocalists include B.J. ThomasAllan Clarke (The Hollies,) Harvey Shield (The Mighty Echoes,) Robert Rex Waller Jr. and Shawn Barton Vach. Closing the album are three (previously unreleased) live tracks recorded with Gene Clark (The Byrds.)

Songs on the album include classics written by Mick Jagger and Keith RichardsPete TownshendGene Clark and others, along with two new songs written by Carla Olson and Allan Clarke.

The first single from the album, Olson’s version of Texans The Zakary Thaks‘ Garage Rock song “Face To Face” featuring guitarist Eric Johnson is out now.

Carla Olson is a Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and producer who co-founded The Textones with Kathy Valentine (The Go-Go’s.) In addition to recording her own solo albums since the 1980s, she also released albums with Gene Clark and Mick Taylor, was featured in Bob Dylan’s first video “Sweetheart Like You,” has recorded with Eric Clapton and John Fogerty, has written music to poems by Brian Jones and Jim Morrison (with the permission of their estates) and has produced albums by a wide range of artists including Paul Jones (Manfred Mann,) Phil UpchurchJoe Louis Walker and Mare Winningham.

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