Angel Olsen

Artist bio

Angel Olsen is an American folk and indie rock singer and guitarist who was raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She has recorded and toured as a backing singer with Bonnie "Prince" Billy and the Cairo Gang.

After releasing her first EP, Strange Cacti, and a debut album, Half Way Home, on Bathetic Records, Olsen signed with Jagjaguwar ahead of her first full-band record, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, which was released on 17 February 2014.

In addition to her work with Bonnie "Prince" Billy and The Cairo Gang, Olsen has collaborated with a number of other notable figures of American indie rock, including Tim Kinsella of Cap'n Jazz and LeRoy Bach of Wilco. Her collaboration with Kinsella and Bach, as well as with Chicago poet Marvin Tate, resulted in the album "Tim Kinsella sings the songs of Marvin Tate by LeRoy Bach featuring Angel Olsen," which the group released on Indianapolis label Joyful Noise Recordings on December 3, 2013.