P. J. Olsson
|Occupation(s)||Musician, composer, audio engineer|
|Years active||'90s, 2000–|
|Associated acts||The Alan Parsons Project, Kid Rock, Muse, Train, Rufus Wainright, Iggy Pop, Beth Orton, Bob Geldof, Something Corporate, Ben Harper, Nelly Furtado, Placebo, Michelle Branch, and others.|
|Website||PJ Olssen's myspace Page, PJ Olssen's Rock Camp|
Paul Josef Olsson is the lead singer for the Alan Parsons Live Project. He has five released albums. He has toured with various artists over his lifetime, including The Alan Parsons Project, Kid Rock, Muse, Train, Rufus Wainright, Iggy Pop, Beth Orton, Bob Geldof, Something Corporate, Ben Harper, Nelly Furtado, Placebo, Michelle Branch, and others. He is currently coaching ski racing in Winter Park, Colorado.
He was born in Houghton, Michigan to a musical family. His father had a DMA in choral music and was an avant-garde 12-tone composer, A&R executive for Motown Records, and later a professor at Michigan Tech; his mother was a music/voice major and schoolteacher. He started playing violin at age 6. PJ caught the attention of Columbia records, who in mid-2000 released the album Words For Living which received positive reviews in the United States. Olsson also made an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman his song "Ready for a Fall" was included on the soundtrack album for the television show Dawson's Creek.
- "Good Dreams"
- Billboard 4 November 2000 p60