Micah Olsan is a versatile singer, songwriter, guitarist and tape machine enthusiast who's sound falls somewhere between Nick Drake and Michael Kiwanuka. Olsan’s energy, talent, and seminal sound have made him one of Milwaukee’s longtime beloved musicians. A one-man sound machine, Olsan bucks the trend of overly produced perfection choosing instead to focus on capturing a moment in time and preserving it for posterity. Using his voice, guitar, and a few old machines Olsan wanders through dimensions of Americana, Soul and Psychedelia. With every offering on the EP blurring the lines of archetypal styles, it’s no wonder that Olsan hunkered down at National Studio with a handful of prodigious guest musicians to create the perfect cocktail of melodrama and focus into four deceptively simple tracks.
“Olsan walks the thin between between passion and pathos. He isn't afraid to bare his all in four originals and the Van Morrison cover The Way Young Lovers Do.” -Here Comes the Flood
“Groovy pop/rock music with a funky vibe” -Caesar Live N Loud
“Funk, indie-rock and shades of Hendrix psychedelia come together to make a pulsing, groove-heavy track [“Trouble”].” -Independent Clauses
“Micah's vocals are a perfect match to give this song [Van Morrison’s “The Way Young Lovers Do”] a new pulse as he pours his all into the performance.” -JP’s Music Blog
“A satisfying offering and five songs are an excellent introduction to Micah Olsan & The Many. I’m looking forward to hear what they come up with next.” -Pop Dose
“[Olsan’s] 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.” -Power of Pop