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Never Too Late To Learn

This afternoon Mark Olson came in for a Studio M session.  Mark is one of the founding members of The Jayhawks, but he left the band back in the mid 90's.  He went on to create another band with his then-wife Victoria Williams, but is now doing solo work.  His new album is called Many Colored Kite.  Olson was a great interview as he had many stories about his childhood and adventures the last few years playing throughout Europe. However, one of the most interesting parts of the interview had to do with You Tube.  Olson told me he actually goes to You Tube to watch other guitar players so he can learn.  Olson has been playing the guitar for more than 25 years, but says he still can learn from others out there.  He also mentioned how important it is to "take your music seriously".  Olson says many musicians (including himself) reach a certain level, but then don't push themselves to get any better.  He says there's constantly room for improvement and even the best can still get better. A great philosophy that can be applied to a lot more than just guitar players.

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