The Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers

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The Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers
Studio album by
GenreAlternative country, folk
LabelOriginal Harmony
ProducerMark Olson
The Original Harmony Ridge Creekdippers chronology
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The Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers is the first album by the Original Harmony Ridge Creekdippers, released in 1997.

For his first post-Jayhawks recording, Mark Olson returned to his folk and country roots and with the help of his wife Victoria Williams and multi-instrumentalist Mike "Razz" Russell, self-released The Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers.

It was re-issued in 2001 by Koch Records.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic [1]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic William Ruhlman called the album "a low-key effort that takes a distinctly homemade approach... As commercial releases go, one would have to call it underperformed and under-produced, with the feel of late-night exhaustion and dreamlike expression."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Mark Olson otherwise noted.

  1. "Flowering Trees" – 3:13
  2. "When School Begins" (Olson, Victoria Williams) – 2:37
  3. "Run with the Ponies" – 3:48
  4. "Be on My Way Home" – 2:26
  5. "She Picks the Violets" – 2:33
  6. "Valentine King" – 3:45
  7. "Eyes are the Window" – 3:13
  8. "Humming Bird" (Olson, Williams) – 3:05
  9. "Mr. Parker" – 4:11
  10. "Jericho" (Olson, Williams) – 3:02



  1. ^ a b Ruhlman, William. "The Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 15, 2011.