Micah Olsan

Air Date: 08-23-14

Micah has been an active performer in the Midwest music scene for the last five years. His diverse songwriting takes folky storytelling, interlocking guitar parts, and passionate, soaring vocals and places them smoothly on top of a funky, jazz and world-infused rhythm section. Micah's writing draws on influences from Paul Simon to Radiohead and the Talking Heads.

His eclectic guitar work was recognized in the 2010 Shepherd Express reader poll when he was nominated for favorite local guitarist, and his album Off Beat Clappers and Hip Toe Tappers was nominated as best album you missed in the 2011 Milwaukee Music Awards.

Micah's song Three More Days has been receiving steady airplay on 89.7 WUWM. He has been a guest on 88.9 Radio Milwaukee's 414 Music series as well as WMSE Frontier Radio's Live and Local segment.

You can catch the OCD Big Band every other Thursday at the Bad Genie Rock Lounge (789 N. Jefferson Street in downtown Milwaukee). They also actively perform at festivals and clubs throughout the Midwest.

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