“Country Music belongs to America”
— Bill Monroe
Resonator guitar and vocals
Holger Olesen is a resonator guitar player and vocalist from Birchdale, Minnesota. He currently works out of Johnson City, Tennessee. He attends East Tennessee State University where he is pursuing dual Degrees in Bluegrass, Country & Old-time Music and Engineering. He plays with various bands and is available for hire as an artist or with a band. He was a member of the award winning Minnesota band Porcupine Creek, is in the Sloughgrass band and Continental drive band. He has worked with numerous other bands, is on four different PBS TV specials, collaborated with Danish artists and has been part of more than nine CD projects as a vocalist and resonator guitar player, most recently with Sally Berry. He was the 2013 Rob Ickes Reso Summit scholarship recipient. Recently he was invited to do a song with Rhonda Vincent & the Rage during their spring 2019 performance in Dollywood.