Dead Highway

by Dead Highway

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This album is a concept album of sorts and is intended to be listened from start to finish without skipping tracks. It is best enjoyed in the car on an open road (not while running errands) or in the comfort of your own home on great speakers and/or on headphones. This album was recorded at Trailer Park Studios in Portland, OR using beautiful 1" analog tape, mixed at home in the basement by Brandon, and then mastered with analog outboard gear by Gus Elg at Sky Onion. Best of both worlds.


released February 28, 2014

The talented and patient musicians on this album are as follows:

Buddy Weeks: Drums (Tracks 1-4, 7-8), Harmonies (Track 3)
Brandon James Olson: Vocals, Guitars, Piano, and Drums (Track 5)
Joseph Goebel: Lead Guitar/ Rhythm Guitar (Tracks 1, 5-7)
Max Duerloo-Willard: Bass (Tracks 1, 4-5, 7-8)
Kyle Fordham: Lead Guitar/Rhythm Guitar (Track 2, 4, 8)
Chris Guy: Organ (Tracks 2, 8), Fender Rhodes (Tracks 3-4)
Eli Anderson: Bass (Tracks 2-3, 6)
Justin Lunde: Drums (Track 6)

Engineered, Mixed, and Produced by: Brandon James Olson
Mastered by: Gus Elg at Sky Onion
Co-Engineered by: Eva Ponce
Recorded at: Trailer Park Studios, Portland, OR
Album Cover by: Tris at MoreAltitude Photography
Album Cover copyrighted MoreAltitude Photography
All Other Photos by: Nicolas Derrick

Great People To Thank:

All the musicians that played on this album. If not for you and your patience with me this album would have never come together. I owe you all. Justin (QB #1), you almost died but still showed up to record. Eva Ponce, for helping us more than you had to in the studio. That was awesome. My family and all my friends, for always showing me their support. Nicolas, for taking the wonderful photos of our sessions. Also, for being a crazy Viking. Ryan Novotny, for making us a sweet website. Adam Nashbird, for helping me out of jams in the studio and being a great guy. Don Thompson, for allowing us to use the studio. Frankie, Steven, and Roy "Jones" Shyrne for sharing laughs and beer with the band after a first terrible day in the studio. "Honeycomb" Kyle Nichols, for lending us your drum set on short notice. Gus Elg, for taking the mixes and making them sound sonic. Tris, for allowing me to us your great photograph as the album cover, for free.



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Dead Highway Portland, Oregon

Dead Highway is a group started by songwriter, Brandon James Olson. He decided to go by this with the idea that a highway can take you anywhere and you never know what will come across your path. Inspired by the great Western/Country singers from the 60's and 70's and rock music from the Southwest and Mexico the debut album will take the listener on a tour through the desert. ... more

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