By Dominique Wald
The Olson Brothers Band is no stranger to having a good time.Hailing from Olympia, Luke and Isaac Olson grew up listening to a variety of music but didn’t gain interest in the country variety until after high school.
Luke Olson, now 21 years old, and the rest of the country-rock band plan on bringing energy to the stage for their upcoming shows Friday and Saturday at Stubblefields in Pullman.
“People can expect to get down on the dance floor,” Luke said. “We play a lot of dance songs, a lot of country and a lot of rock … there’s an opportunity for people to have a lot of fun.”
The Olson Brothers Band has performed at Washington State University in the past, including shows during Dad’s Weekend and in the Compton Union Building on campus. They are also booked for a concert the first week of August at Beasley Coliseum.
In 2013, the brothers added band members Nate Collins on bass and Seth Bowan on drums. It wasn’t long until they took the stage and won the Battle of the Bands at Capital Lake Fair later that year.
During the same year, Luke and Isaac also won a national songwriting contest with their song “Sunrise.” The prize was $5,000 and a trip to Nashville to meet with a professional record label. They were able to record “Sunrise,” and it now can be heard on area radio stations.
“That national songwriting competition is something we’re really proud of,” Olson said. “It was a vote-based win, and to feel that support really built up our confidence in our songwriting ability.”
With two awards already and ambitious songwriting talent, if there’s one direction the Olson Brothers Band is going, it’s up.
If you go
What: The Olson Brothers Band
When: 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Where: Stubblefields, 600 NE Colorado St., Pullman
Cost: No cover before 11 p.m.; $5 after 11.