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Stuart Oliver Concert

May 20, 2017
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Delectables Catering & Venue
(520) 884-9289
Delectables Restaurant & Catering
(520) 844-9289
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533 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ, United States, 85705

Stuart Oliver Concert

“Stuart Oliver lives music, from both sides of the recording console.”

-Dan Sorenson – Arizona Daily Star
“[Sheddin’ Every Skin] is a killer album nodding to 1970s-era influences such as The Eagles and Gram Parsons – born in urban honky-tonks and the haunts of space cowboys.”

Gene Armstrong – Tucson Weekly

“…unapologetic cosmic Americana – evocative storytelling delicately carved from pain – musically and lyrically heart rendering.”

Jaime Manser – Zocalo Magazine, Tucson, AZ

Founder of Old Bisbee Records and co-founder of Tucson’s Best Bluegrass 2007-2012 TAMMIE Winners The Dusty Buskers, Georgia born Stuart Oliver is a multi-instrumentalist and professional songwriter whose accolades include Connor Christian & The Southern Gothic (Billboard Magazines “Best Bets” of 2012, #17 Billboard Country Charts February 2013). His self-titled debut “…rises above the pop flotsam of his peers” (Flagpole Magazine, Athens Ga) and was recorded at Nickel & Dime studios, Atlanta, early home to the Indigo Girls and Shawn Mullins and co-produced by Mike Hartnett (Rehab, Yelawolf).

Since moving to Tucson, Arizona in 2006, Oliver has found local success booking The Hut from 2006-2008, producing Silver Thread Trio, Awkward Moments and 10 odd more albums for Old Bisbee Records, and performing with local bands Dusty Buskers, Kate Becker & The Zodiacs, and Dylan Charles & The Border Crossers.

Oliver has toured to Hawaii and New Zealand, played to packed houses in New York’s Greenwich Village and Zurich, Switzerland and now resides in Tucson, Arizona, attempting to tastefully combine the genres of new age and alternative country. His latest effort is the 14 song “Sheddin’ Every Skin”, a self-produced 70’s country-rock and psychedelic folk journey through Oliver’s colorful past.

“Sheddin’ Every Skin”

Oliver’s harmonica- accompanied acoustic act has taken him as far afield as New Zealand, Switzerland, and Hawaii. Inspired by the “Cosmic Americana” genre, coined by Emmylou Harris describing the marriage of psychedelic rock and country music, Oliver’s song-writing is akin to that of Gram Parsons, John Prine and Jerry Jeff Walker, while drawing from modern influences such as Ryan Adams and Elliott Smith. http://oldbisbeerecords.com/stuart_oliver  http://www.reverbnation.com/stuartoliver


Stuart Oliver’s life began in the small North Georgia mountain town of Dahlonega. In 1999, after recording a self-titled debut with Don McCollister, who recorded the Indigo Girls and Shawn Mullins in the same Decatur, GA studio, Oliver embarked on a decade of traveling, soul searching and music: from the cowboy bars of rural New Mexico, through the hostels and pubs of New Zealand, to the new-age farming communities of Hawaii, and finally to rest in mystical Southern Arizona in 2005. Since then Oliver has crooned in Greenwich Village, Zurich, Switzerland, and undertaken a substantial local career on stage and studio in Tucson, Arizona.

Oliver’s experiences are the substance of “Sheddin’ Every Skin”, an 18 song epic of folk songs for 2012 (coming soon). The record challenges perceptions of religion, society, love, and fate.

In 2011, Atlanta, Georgia based Connor Christian & The Southern Gothic (One of Billboard’s “Best Bets of 2012”) released Oliver’s song “South Texas Sun” and a single, “She’s My Salvation”, co-written by Oliver.

Concurrent projects include Tucson’s “Best Bluegrass Band” 4 years running, Dusty Buskers, and The Border Crossers with Bisbee, Arizona locals Dylan Charles, Nowhere Man & a Whiskey Girl, and Danielle & Sam Panther. Oliver is also founder and producer of independent label Old Bisbee Records, started in 2008 with 14 releases to date.

“A beautific record label that unearths and immortalizes the talent of the Southwest” -Downtown Tucsonan, Tucson, AZ

“…a rare example of a songwriter taking a moment to love the world he lives in.” Flagpole Magazine, Athens, GA

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