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Indie Magazine, February 2003

"Olga's world is expanding. With the launch of her label 219 Records, together with friend and partner Tyler Austin, she's poised to fry some bigger fish. First up for 219 Records is the January 2003 release of Olga's Blues Babe album. Of the fifteen tracks, fourteen are Olga originals and each showcases her arresting vocals and tuned-down hollow-body Washburn. 219's next release is a benefit album for blues legend Jessie Mae Hemphill, who is also mentor to Olga. The album features Jessie Mae serenading a host of special guests through a collection of spirituals and is slated for a fall 2003 release. 219 Records, looking to expand its artist roster in addition to independent releases, will present Olga's second record in early 2004. In short, the fledgling label has its fingers in all sorts of pies for 2003, the "Year of the Blues."


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