A community minded independent record label that supports emerging folk and roots musicians in the Southern Arizona region
Zurich, Switzerland 2010
Founder of Old Bisbee Records and co-founder of Tucson's Best Bluegrass 2007-2012 TAMMIE Winners The Dusty Buskers, Georgia born Stuart Oliver is a multi-instrumentalist and professional songwriter whose accolades include Connor Christian & The Southern Gothic (Billboard Magazines “Best Bets” of 2012). His self-titled debut “...rises above the pop flotsam of his peers” (Flagpole Magazine, Athens Ga) and was recorded at Nickel & Dime studios, Atlanta, early home to the Indigo Girls and Shawn Mullins and co-produced by Mike Hartnett (Rehab, Yelawolf).
This spring, the year of the snake marks the release of "Sheddin' Every Skin", a self-produced 70's rock-country inspired journey, featuring vocal harmonies by Silver Thread Trio's Laura Kepner-Adney, Kate Becker, and sister Angela Taylor.
Since moving to Tucson, Arizona in 2006, Oliver has found local success booking The Hut from 2006-2008, producing Silver Thread Trio, Awkward Moments and 10 odd more albums for Old Bisbee Records, and performing with local bands Dusty Buskers, Kate Becker & The Zodiacs, and Dylan Charles & The Border Crossers.
Oliver has toured to Hawaii and New Zealand, played to packed houses in New York's Greenwich Village and Zurich, Switzerland and now resides in Tucson, Arizona, attempting to tastefully combine the genres of new age and alternative country. His latest effort is a Folk-Rock Opera written with Kate Becker about Bisbee, Arizona entitled Road Forks: Love vs. Fear.
Other projects Oliver has produced include Kate Becker & The Zodiacs, Family of Light, Feta & Shiraz (featured on KXCI's Live From Studio 2A Vol. 5), and jazz/fusion band Fuzzy Warbles.
"...a rare example of a songwriter taking a moment to love the world he lives in."
Flagpole Magazine, Athens, GA
"...Family of Light is most ambitious project I’ve seen in town since Campo Bravo (or, of course, Golden Boots)..."
TucsonScene.Com, Tucson, AZ