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LISTEN: Carla Olson, “A Child’s Claim to Fame” (Feat. Timothy B. Schmit and Rusty Young)

Mar 17, 2020

LISTEN: Carla Olson,

Artist: Carla Olson
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Song: “A Child’s Claim to Fame”
Album: Have Harmony, Will Travel 2
Release Date: March 20, 2020
Label: Sunset Blvd. Records

In Their Words: “Buffalo Springfield was as clever, inventive and multi talented as the Beatles. They had three songwriters, three voices, and a palette as varied as any band American or British. ‘A Child’s Claim to Fame’ is one of many examples of their unique genius and it’s a song I have always loved. It’s sophisticated as well as catchy, out of left field for a rock band, but a hit-in-waiting. When I decided to record it, Timothy B. Schmit’s voice almost called out to me, it seemed like such a natural harmony or duet choice. And when he said ‘yes’ — even better. If that wasn’t enough, creatively and historically, when Rusty Young agreed to play banjo, dobro, and guitar I knew we had a gem in the making if I do say so myself. Could I have imagined as a teen, when I saw the Springfield in concert, later recording Richie Furay’s Buffalo Springfield song with members of Poco and the Eagles? Uh, no. My thanks to both of them.” — Carla Olson

Photo credit: Markus Cuff

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LISTEN: Carla Olson,
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