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My Own Jo Ellen
Mark Olson, Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers
My Own Jo Ellen
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Formerly the frontman for alternative country's Jayhawks, Mark Olson here offers the musical equivalent of comfort food: hand-canned, home-cooked, soothingly hearty in an all-you-can-eat sort of way, with melodies like rec...  more »

     
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All Artists: Mark Olson, Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers
Title: My Own Jo Ellen
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hightone Records
Original Release Date: 10/17/2000
Release Date: 10/17/2000
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 012928812726

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Formerly the frontman for alternative country's Jayhawks, Mark Olson here offers the musical equivalent of comfort food: hand-canned, home-cooked, soothingly hearty in an all-you-can-eat sort of way, with melodies like recipes passed down through generations. The Original Harmony Ridge Creekdippers (the warbling harmonies of wife Victoria Williams and the violin of buddy Mike "Razz" Russell) support Olson's reedy tenor on plainspoken songs of environmental concern ("Meeting in Lone Pine," "Ben Johnson's Creek") and familial intimacy ("Someone to Talk With," "Rainbow of Your Heart"). Though their fourth album occasionally flirts with rock & roll electricity, the Dippers continue their antislickness campaign, matching simple songs to complex times, with the best recalling the hard-won innocence of early Neil Young and earlier Buffalo Springfield. --Don McLeese

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More country than Jayhawks
Mitch Baywatch | Brighton, NY | 09/03/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Mark Olson used to be a member of the Jayhawks, but this is way twangier than anything they ever did. It's also a bit hokier, so you have to have a high tolerance for lyrics about farms and creeks and walking barefoot.

It's a terrific album, particularly the first half. Whatever the style, there are are number of really good tunes here (Meeting in Lone Pine is probably my favorite). Victoria Williams' vocal contributions are blessedly limited. The '90s was a great decade for alt-country, and My Own Jo Ellen (released in 2000) can be ranked among the best of them. But I'll reserve five stars for Hollywood Town Hall."
Jayhawkish but not
ryan | manchester, new hampshire United States | 01/18/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"as soon as i saw this cd placed with the jayhawks albums in my local record store i picked it up, i missed marks voice,it was sooo great with the jayhawks, this album is fairly good, it brings back little memories of the jayhawks and what they use to be"
Music the way God intended.
Mitch Baywatch | 08/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In these days of corporate drivin music it is brilliant to see someone in the business for the craft rather than the fame attatched. Mark Olson is an outstanding songwriter and storyteller! Ever since his early days with the Jayhawks the song has been the most important thing. If beautiful stories and lyrics over haunting melodies and mellifluous harmonies are your thing then get not only this but everything this man has recorded."