Meet Holger

Holger Olesen is a vocalist and dobro player from Birchdale, in far northern Minnesota. He has been playing music with his family band from the time he was four years old. In addition to the dobro he plays the piano and saxophone. He was awarded the Houston Caldwell ResoSummit Scholarship by Rob Ickes and attended resonator guitar boot camp for 7 years. He has recorded three CD’s and did a PBS TV show with his family band, Sloughgrass. Recently he recorded two additional CD’s and two PBS TV specials with the award-winning Minnesota bluegrass band Porcupine Creek. Holger has played on numerous radio stations including KAXE and KBEK. He performed at Minnesota MBOTMA festivals, and numerous other festivals and events throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Northwestern Ontario. Porcupine Creek, with Holger on dobro and vocals, won the 2015 Minnesota Bluegrass band competition and placed second in the 2016 Americana band competition at the Minnesota State fair. Holger also plays a variety of Americana music including bluegrass, country, gospel and traditional rock.

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