For the past five years, solo tours have become as popular as DJ sets were ten years ago. So when we heard that Angel Olsen would embark on the Tiny Dreams solo tour, we knew it was a set that we had to experience. Olsen, best known for her critically acclaimed albums Burn Your Fire For No Witness and MY WOMAN, was in rare form at the historic Paramount Theater in Austin. Playing a mix of unreleased tracks and old favorites, Olsen captivated all who attended, and made the packed house delighted with each and every moment.
Olsen joked about merchandise, she had conversations with the audience, and she chatted about hanging out in Austin the day before while pondering whether or not she could lift a Lime scooter to get around Marfa. She was captivating, showing a more whimsical side between her set full of songs that felt like they were meant for a solo tour. It was Olsen at her best, proving that she’s still as wonderful on her own as when she began, and that her songs are just as powerful solo as they are with her band.
You can stream all of the Angel Olsen catalog on all streaming sites, or order any of her albums, including her latest Phases from Jagjaguwar Records. The Tiny Dreams Tour continues for a couple of more dates, the next being in Philadelphia at the First Unitarian Church Sanctuary on September 27 and the final date being at the Cultural Center Jacques Duhamel in Vitre, France on November 29. A complete list of her remaining tour can be found here.