Brian Olive’s Two Of Everything (co-produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and set for release June 7th 2011 on the Alive Naturalsound label) is that very rare thing that we all look for in records but rarely find: an individual statement made by a fiercely independent artist with a unique worldview who possesses the wealth of talent and drive it takes to realize that vision. This record belongs in no time or place, but is both the Cosmic Slop and Big Bang of Brian Olive’s mind and soul. A variety of percussion rubs up against fuzzy synthesizers, hip hop bass lines, New Orleans second line snares, wailing voices, brass lines and flutes – sometimes all in one song.
Listeners will hear nods to Dr. John’s Night Tripper era , Exuma, early Funkadelic, Canned Heat, West Coast pysch and T. Rex, but what filters out is completely Olive’s own; a restless psychedelic summer album perfect for black lights and velvet posters and some of da kine. The album, recording in Nashville, features a revolving cast of talent including long time right hand man behind the throne Mike Weinel, Detroit psychedelic caveman David Shettler (SSM, the Sights), Daniel Allaire (Darker My Love), Jared McKinney (Greenhornes), and a chorus of real live angels and witches on backing vocals.
In addition to national tour dates all summer long, Brian will be joining legend Dr. John himself and colleague Dan Auerbach on stage at this year’s Bonnaroo Festival in Tennessee. He is also laying down sax parts for Dr. John’s forthcoming album.
May 17 Chattanooga – JJ’s Bohemia
May 18 Nashville – The Basement
May 20 Birmingham – The Nick
May 21 Savannah – Jinx
May 22 Jacksonville – Jack Rabbits
May 24 Miami – Churchill’s
May 26 Pensacola – Vinyl Music Hall
May 29 Atlanta – Smith’s Olde Bar
June 2 Fort Worth – The Ardvark
June 3 Austin – Ruta Maya
June 11 Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN (with Dr. John & Dan Auerbach)
June 19 Phoenix – Compound Grill
June 21 Hermosa Beach – Saint Rocke
June 26 Fresno – Fulton 55