Olds Sleeper

Olds Sleeper

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An edgy singer-songwriter from Lancaster, PA. who writes alt-country and folk music with a lo-fi edge. Highly prolific, he has released 15 albums in the last five years, some of them under the name Jellyspine Jenkins.

Biography

I was raised around blues, bluegrass and country as a child, listened to punk and metal as a teenager and later found myself writing music that blends characteristics of all the genres in a gritty and unusual way. I have received highly favorable reviews on Saving Country Music.com, NoDepression, and other critical outlets.

In 2013, I was nominated to play Beta-Hifi Emerging Artist festival at The World Cafe in Philadelphia.In 2012, my album "New Year's Poem" was nominated as one of Saving Country Music's Album of the year. My music has been critically compared to Beck, Tom Waits, Townes Van Zandt, Ryan Adams and John Prine. My sound is always evolving and I am currently highly influenced by the emotive power of Son House, Mississippi Fred McDowell, and Bukka White.

Here are what people are saying about Olds Sleeper:

"The point of going ‘lo-fi’, and highlighting the artificiality of a recording, is not, of course, to replace ‘a lie’ with ‘the truth’. What the strategy employed on this record articulates is that truth is contingent, a negotiable value that comes in all shapes and sizes. I get the impression that Olds Sleeper’s kind of truth is the truth of experience; the physically apprehended truth of the body; the truth of sincerity, rather than the truth of argument. The truth of ramming a guitar’s signal through a cable so hard that it starts to bleed, rather than the truth of a ‘fidelity’ that denies the cable even exists..."- OliverArditi.com

" Not the type of artist that will be making an appearance on the next Gossip Girl, but that is just another reason to dig your teeth into it. It’s dirty, got guts, dusty jeans and includes a heart of gold on the inside "
-SLowcoustic music-

"Gravel, grit, sweat and spit. Twang, mash, distortion and bash. Meet Olds Sleeper." -
FOLktowne, -

"It is said the systemically-morose life the modern American male leads is one of quiet desperation. Olds gives that quiet desperation a voice, and a vehicle in I Will Follow You To Jail. Towns and women, and unresolvable circumstances and sins paint a bitingly authentic picture of a man at wit’s end. It is a soundtrack for the American anti-hero, making you fall in love with the villain, cheer on bad male middle-aged behavior, and see the beauty in otherwise ugly things. . . . . and then Olds plays a bad ass banjo instrumental"-- Saving Country Music

"Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Olds Sleeper has worked long and hard over the years to cultivate a most unusual soundscape of experimental and rustic folk, old soul Americana, and lo-fi minimalist roots."- James Carlson

Discography

2013 releases include:

"Night Comes Strong"- Sept. 2013
"Before and After the Here and Now"- Jan 2013

also, as Jellyspine Jenkins- "Lofi and Buried", June 2013

Previous releases include:
"Headfirst" June 2012
"New Years Poem", Jan 2012
"Plainspoken" Sept, 2011
"I Will Follow You to Jail" June 2011

full discography can be streamed at
www.oldssleeper.bandcamp.com