Good-bye Lizelle

  • Released 2014
  • “As a complete listening experience, it’s a little like being immersed in someone else’s dream;” -Popmatters

Many Colored Kite

  • Released 2010
  • “A deeply introspective set of songs, with a keenly spiritual undertow running through these meditations on love, nature, and humanity.” -Allmusic
  • Little Bird Of Freedom
  • Morning Dove
  • Many Colored Kite
  • Bluebell Song
  • Beehive
  • No Time To Live Without Her
  • Your Life Beside Us
  • Scholastica
  • Kingsnake
  • Wind & Rain
  • More Hours

Salvation Blues

  • Released 2007
  • “Salvation Blues is the kind of contemporary singer/songwriter record that we need more of: poetry as part and parcel of life itself, captured in a music so utterly simple and convincing, it is almost impossible to separate it from the artist who made it -- except that it recalls our own experiences so closely in places we have no choice but to give thanks“ -Allmusic
  • My Carol
  • Clifton Bridge
  • Poor Michael's Boat
  • National Express
  • Salvation blues
  • Keith
  • Winter Song
  • Sandy Denny
  • Tears From Above
  • Look Into The Night
  • My One Book Philosophy

Mystic Theatre

  • Released 2004
  • “Their best record since 1999’s Zola And The Tulip Tree; rural folk, western swing and bluegrass still bubble with contentment. Neither restless nor self-destructive, the ‘Dippers are uniquely postmodern US roots musicians: it’s the sound of what happens once you’re done with the Great Lost Highway” -Uncut
  • No Water No Wood
  • Standing In The Sun All Day
  • Betsy Dupree
  • Salome
  • Grand Army Of The Republic
  • It Don't Bother Me
  • Wood In Broken Hills
  • 30 Miles Of Petrified Logs
  • Bath Song
  • Rock Slide From Outer Space
  • Naughty Marrietta
  • Mockingbird Chase The Crow
  • Bells Of St. Mary

Political Manifest

  • Released 2004
  • Poor GW
  • Walk With Them
  • Duck Hunting
  • Senator Byrd Speech
  • Where Is My Baby Boy
  • George Bush Industriale
  • Saw Song
  • Portrait Of A Sick America
  • My Father Knows Foes
  • The End Of The Highway
  • Coming, Coming

Creekdippin’ for the First Time

  • Released 2003
  • 10/10 Americana UK “It’s testament to Olson’s understated genius that this collection of tracks from his first three albums with the (then called) Original Harmony Ridge Creedkippers really does blow away anything’ his former band have done.”
  • Flowering Trees
  • Give My Heart to You
  • Run With the Ponies
  • Call The Light
  • Owens Valley Day
  • When School Begins
  • Eyes Are the Window
  • Zola and the Tulip Tree
  • Custom Detroit Railroad
  • Into The Yard
  • Mr. Parker
  • Be on My Way
  • Cedric Harper
  • Pacific Coast Rambler
  • Big Old Sign
  • Louisiana Black Dog Moses
  • Sunny Western Winter
  • It Sure Can Get Cold in des Moines

December’s Child

  • Released 2001
  • “Whether singing about around-the-clock meth labs or newspaper roses sold by the side of the road, he creates fully realized worlds within each song on December's Child." -Allmusic
  • How Can I Send Tonight (There To Tell You)
  • Still We Have A Friend
  • Alta's Song
  • Back To The Old Homeplace
  • December's Child
  • Nerstrand Woods
  • Cactus Wren
  • Climp These Steps
  • How Can This Be
  • Say You'll Be Mine
  • One Eyed Black Moses

My Own Jo Ellen

  • Released 2000
  • “One of the very best albums of 2000, and one destined to be played for years to come.” -Allmusic
  • Someone To Talk With
  • Linda Lee
  • Walking Through Nevada
  • Meeting In Lone Pine
  • Diamond Davey
  • Rainbow Of My Heart
  • Ben Johnson's Creek
  • Letter from Africa
  • My Own Jo Ellen
  • Rosalee

Zola And The Tulip Tree

  • Released 1999
  • “Before closing out this endearing disc with a plaintive love song, ‘Big Old Sign’, Olson puts on a formidable display of his singing, phrasing, and melodic skills on ‘Into The Yard’, inducing the listener to hang on his every word -- and on the Creek Dippers' every note.” -No Depression
  • Zola And The Tulip Tree
  • Lorna Doones Garden
  • Skip To My Lou
  • Cedric Harper
  • Every Stick Of Furniture
  • Custom Detriot Railroad
  • Onion River Camp
  • The Hours Before Dawn
  • Into The Yard
  • Big Old Sign

Pacific Coast Rambler

  • Released 1998
  • “You’d swear in a blind listening test that these were old field recordings. Olson cites early Holy Modal Rounder recordings and Lucinda Williams’ early Folkways work as seminal influences on the Creekdipers sounds, and it really comes across.” -Popmatters
  • Give My Heart To You
  • Kai's Bristlecone Waltz
  • Pacific Coast Rambler
  • Owens Valley Day
  • Bellflower
  • Prayer of The Changing Leaf
  • Elijah
  • Welcome Home Jim
  • Golden State Locket
  • Call the Light

The Original Harmony Ridge Creekdippers

  • Released 1997
  • “It's the kind of music that's impossible to strive for, to fashion from careful study or conscious effort; the only way it happens like this is when it flows straight out from the soul.” -No Depression
  • Flowering Trees
  • When School Begins
  • Run with the Ponies
  • Be on My Way Home
  • She Picks the Violets
  • Valentine King
  • Eyes are the Window
  • Humming Bird
  • Mr. Parker
  • Jericho

The Jayhawks (aka The Bunkhouse Album)

  • Released 1986
  • “Predating Uncle Tupelo's debut by four years, it's one of the earliest alt-country documents.” Pitchfork
  • Falling Star
  • Tried and True Love
  • Let the Critics Wonder
  • Let the Last Night Be The Longest (Lonesome Morning)
  • Behind Bars
  • Cherry Pie
  • The Liquor Store Came First
  • People In This Place On Every Side
  • Misery Tavern
  • I'm Not In Prison
  • King Of Kings
  • Good Long Time
  • Six Pack On The Dashboard

Blue Earth

  • Released 1989
  • “Gram Parsons comparisons get you nowhere, but I'm not kidding--this is the obliquely songful followup the Burritos never made. Mark Olson is spared Parsons's obsessions and probably his genius. When he sings about death--there are three angels in the first four songs, two grievous though not identified as such--you suspect Gram rather than Thanatos got him thinking on the subject. But his "Commonplace Streets" are his own.” A- Robert Christgau
  • Two Angels
  • She's Not Alone Anymore
  • Will I Be Married
  • Dead End Angel
  • Commonplace Streets
  • Ain't No End
  • Five Cups of Coffee
  • The Baltimore Sun
  • Red Firecracker
  • Sioux City
  • I'm Still Dreaming Now I'm Yours
  • Martin's Song
  • Fingernail Moon
  • Two Minute Pop Song
  • Nightshade

Hollywood Town Hall

  • Released 1992
  • Waiting for the Sun
  • Crowded in the Wings
  • Clouds
  • Two Angels
  • Take Me with You (When You Go)
  • Sister Cry
  • Settled Down Like Rain
  • Wichita
  • Nevada, California
  • Martin's Song

Tomorrow the Green Grass

  • Released 1995
  • Blue
  • I'd Run Away
  • Miss Williams' Guitar
  • Two Hearts
  • Real Light
  • Over My Shoulder
  • Bad Time
  • See Him on the Street
  • Nothing Left To Borrow
  • Ann Jane
  • Pray for Me
  • Red's Song
  • Ten Little Kids

Ready For The Flood

  • Released 2009
  • The Rose Society
  • Bicycle
  • Turn Your Pretty Name Around
  • Saturday Morning On Sunday Street
  • Kick the Wood
  • Chamberlain, SD
  • Black Eyes
  • Doves and Stones
  • My Gospel Song For You
  • When the Wind Comes Up
  • Bloody Hands
  • Life's Warm Sheets
  • The Trap's Been Set
  • Precious Time
  • Cotton Dress

Mockingbird Time

  • Released 2011
  • Hide Your Colors
  • Closer to Your Side
  • Tiny Arrows
  • She Walks In So Many Ways
  • High Water Blues
  • Mockingbird Time
  • Stand Out In The Rain
  • Cinnamon Love
  • Guilder Annie
  • Black-eyed Susan
  • Pouring Rain At Dawn
  • Hey Mr. Man
  • Touch the Stars
  • Darkest Hour