About

Why do I do this?  Well it isn't for the money- there's lots of things I can do that pay a whole lot better.  It isn't to meet women. I've got a lovely wife and she's all I can handle.  I just love what I'm doing.  I get a kick out of making someone's day by playing a song they haven't heard in a while- a blast from the past.  Yeah, I can play Brown Eyed Girl and Margaritaville like every Florida band, but I love to play the ones that bring a smile to your face- the B-sides and the one hit wonders.  I tend to favor songs by the great songwriters as opposed the great performers.  I don't try to sound like the original artist because ​

that's a fool's errand.  I've got an eclectic song list that transcends genres and I won't be playing a song for you unless I can "sell it".  I'm not doing live karaoke.  I'm not locked into doing the same rendition every time you ever hear me.  It's me and my acoustic guitar and my harmonicas, playing at a level where you can listen, but you can also converse with your friends.  I want to be your soundtrack.  With 700+ songs and no set list, every show is unique.  I love what I do and I think you'll love it too!

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Benny Olson solo act for hire. Playing at the Mermaid Blues, Marco Island Florida

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Benny and Holly Olson
Benny and Holly Olson

Marco Island musician and solo gig. Need a musician for your private party? Call Benny for gig rates and availability

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Benny Olson musician
Benny Olson musician

Playing at the Little Bar & Restaurant, Goodland, Florida

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Benny Olson, Solo act for hire
Benny Olson, Solo act for hire

Need a musician for your fine dinning restaurant or private party? Call Benny Olson for gig rates and availability

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Marco Island Musician
Marco Island Musician

Marco Island musician, Benny Olson playing a private party on Marco Island

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Benny Olson, Marco Island musician
Benny Olson, Marco Island musician

Solo act, Benny Olson playing at Mexicali Rose in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

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Benny Olson with Jimmy Allen
Benny Olson with Jimmy Allen

Goodland Harbor Arts and Music Festival.

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Benny Olson and Raiford Starke
Benny Olson and Raiford Starke

Benny Olson accompanies Raiford Starke at Joanie's Blue Crab Shack, Everglades City, Florida

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Benny Olson, Marco Island musician
Benny Olson, Marco Island musician

Goodland musicians jammin' at the Arts and Music Festival

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