Derek Olive | Mystery and Dust

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Mystery and Dust

by Derek Olive

Fingerstyle mastery with lyrics that make us smile at our own imperfections, a modern Bruce Cockburn.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Paper Wings
3:29 $0.99
2. Mystery and Dust (feat. Annabelle Chvostek)
3:35 $0.99
3. Cavalry
4:24 $0.99
4. Ship On the Shore
4:18 $0.99
5. Do the Birds Complain When It Rains
4:47 $0.99
6. A Home for My Heart
4:33 $0.99
7. Ready to Run
3:42 $0.99
8. Inventing the Sun
4:00 $0.99
9. Weather Man
3:04 $0.99
10. Closest Thing to Happiness
4:14 $0.99
11. Mozart and Clark
2:55 $0.99
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Album Notes
Circling the shadows Derek Olive digs into his guitar and sings songs to find where the light comes from.

His second CD, Mystery & Dust is a daring collection of songs that blend Olive’s fingerstyle mastery with lyrics that make us smile at our own imperfections. Creating his own style that feels refreshingly familiar, Olive’s music teeters somewhere between folk and jazz, on occasion hiding behind the blues and pop.

Away from the burdens of technology Mystery & Dust was recorded in the woods with an amazing group of musicians and produced by Olive himself. The songs move from foot stompers like the title track ‘Mystery and Dust’ (featuring Annabelle Chvostek, formerly of The Wailin’ Jennys) and Joe Grass on mandolin (Patrick Watson) to the gentle violin of Zoé Dumais on ‘A Home for My Heart’. Kevin Warren was on double duty playing drums (Ian Kelly) and engineering the session, while Rémi-Jean LeBlanc and Sébastien Pellerin play Upright bass.

Olive’s coast to coast Canadian tour was by bicycle and saw him hauling his guitar 8151 km for his love of music and the environment. His musical voyages have been as vast, from opening for Peggy Seeger and Stephen Fearing, to having his symphonic works performed in concert halls. Olive has also worked as a producer and engineer for a community CD of music while living in the First Nations community of Waskaganish Quebec, as well as being a performer on the Amnesty international CD "Voices Rising".

Musical inspiration came, not only from the cross Canada trip, but also cycling trips through Eastern Europe as well as Mexico and Central America. A well worn, often repaired Martin Backpackers Guitar was always the first item packed for these journeys.

"A talented young musician...a pleasure to have on stage and listen to."
Peggy Seeger - Folk Legend



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