The Creative Path with Matt Olson

The Creative Path Podcast with Matt Olson

Candid one on one conversations about the ins and outs of trying to live a creative life

A great conversation with the amazing Ty Streibel. Ty is a stringed instrument repair guru and owner/founder of the very cool vinyl record filled stringed instrument repair and consignment shop, Old Towne Strings on La Crosse’s North Side. Ty was kind enough to take an hour away from repairing instruments and sorting vinyl to allow me to ask a ton of questions about stringed instrument repair and what he learned in process of starting his own business.

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Posted: July 24, 2016, 6:00 am

A great conversation with an incredibly talented musician, audio engineer and producer Jacques Wait. I met Jacques more than 15 years ago when he engineered a Rearview Mirror album and remember having an immediate fondness for his sense of humor and deep respect for his musicianship and recording knowledge.  Jacques continues to record and produce records both in the Minneapolis area and beyond as well as playing in a variety of groups, currently including The Twilight Hours, Iguano, and the Boot.

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Posted: July 10, 2016, 6:00 am

A fun and informative conversation with personal trainer and entrepreneur Cory Cripe. Cory is the co-founder of the La Crosse area training gym, Fitness Lying Down, which focuses on functional and natural movement as a means to build strength and move better.  Cory is great at what he does and passionate about helping his clients build mobility in a sustainable way.

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Posted: June 26, 2016, 6:00 am

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From the host –

“Over the past 18 years I have had success and failure as a musician. There have been periods where I sacrificed everything to remain on my creative path and other times where I tried desperately to escape it. My motivations and goals have changed drastically over the years, what I get out of it, or perceive to get out, each conclusion remains in question.

I started this podcast to have a reason to ask people about their creative path because by doing so I ultimately gain new insight into my own.” – Matt Olson

Matt Olson has been writing, recording, and performing music for 18 years. Starting in the mid 90’s as a founding member and guitarist for Iowa rock band Rearview Mirror provided Matt the opportunity to play record label showcases in Los Angeles and New York as a teenager and record an album with famed record producer Steve Lillywhite (U2, Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews) and tour around the USA. Since then Matt has continued to write, record, and perform music exploring genre’s from hard rock to folk, from soul to electronica as well as working with other artists at his basement Ghost In My House Studio.

Matt’s Solo Projects Include:
Random Tongues
Brahman Shaman
Analog Spaceships
The Camp David Singers

Collaborative & Band Projects Include:
Moth Mountain
Rearview Mirror
Objective Subject
Michelle Lynn & The Bad Passengers

Matt has recorded albums for:
Click Track
Nick Shattuck
Kinsey Rapport

In addition to music Matt is interested in art, design, meditation, philosophy, electronics, acoustic treatment and video production.

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