Barry Olson

Profile Updated: January 26, 2012
Residing In: PROVO, UT
Homepage or Facebook (if any): www.facebook.com/bwolson66
Current Occupation: Retired from teaching, coaching, counseling- 2005
Spouse/Partner: Bari Trunnell Olson (married in 2005)
Children: Ryan Olson- born '72, Gunnar Olson- born '74 (The Numbs- hip hop group), Devin Olson- born '78 , Lauren More…Olson- b. '80, Anna Olson- born '81 Kyle- '84.
Bari has 7 kids.
We have 21 grandchildren together.
Bands You've Played With (list):

Peace & Quiet- from about 1970-73
Honey & Soul- 1974-78
Casey Jones
Flight
During the band days and since then, I graduated from BYU in German and French. Then I taught at BYU while I went to grad school in German Pedagogy and Linguistics. I started teaching German and English at Farrer Jr. High in '75, and moved to Timpview when it opened in 1977. I taught, coached golf and basketball for 22 years, and earned a MEd in '96. I was a school counselor at THS for about 10. I had 6 kids, got divorced, got back together with my high school "sweet-heart," and now have 13 grown kids and 21 grandchildren. The band days were a blast!

Instrument(s) you play (and/or vocals):

Peace & Quiet- (69-73)played rhythm guitar, trumpet, bass, lead and back-up vocals.

Honey & Soul- (73-78)lead singer, rhythm guitar, hand rhythm-instruments.

Casey Jones- (78-80) lead and back-up vocals, guitar, hand percussion.

Flight- lead and back-up singer and guitar.

Current Musical Equipment:

I have a very nice acoustic guitar, and an old singing-voice.

Your favorite band stories:

Way too many to pick from, but...
One night at the Ice House, in Provo, while we were playing, Jim Williams switched polarity and was shocking me. In trying to get away, I fell off the side of the stage (several feet high), onto a table and then to the floor. We kept on playing while Jim, and the other guys, laughed his ass off. The pretty-dramatic fall mostly injured my pride!
One night, with Honey & Soul, we played out on the Ute reservation near Roosevelt. The Utes would put cases of ice-cold beer on the stage for everybody. During the break, they invited us in to an office to literally smoke a "peace-pipe" with the local community-leaders. I only took a couple of hits to be congenial guests, of course. After that, the last set of the night was a totally distorted blur, and I had to "innovate" the lyrics to songs because I couldn't think straight. That cured me of "inhaling" questionable substances!

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Posted: Jun 30, 2014 at 4:49 AM
Barry Olson standing in passenger door of van, with the Coachmen
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM
Honey & Soul (1975). Left to right: Eric ________ (bass), Barry Olson (guitar and vocals) , Jim Williams (lead guitar), Scott Dorton (keys), and Glen Kirchoff (drums).
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM
Casey Jones (circa 1979). Barry Olson (vocals), Bryan Petersen (keys), Mark Miller (guitar), Michael Barrett (drums)
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM
Casey Jones (circa 1979). Barry Olson (vocals), ??? (keys), Mark Miller (guitar), Michael Barrett (drums), Kevin Wright (bass - sitting in that night)
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM
Peace & Quiet in 1973
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM
After a 1994 reunion of the "Coachmen" folk-group who performed from 1964-67. Front row- Thales Smith, Scott Bernhard (Peace & Quiet). Back row- Scott Norton (Pale Horse), Alan Wilkins, Lon Keith, Barry Olson, Mort Martin (Peace & Quiet), Scott Bowen (Uncle Lumpy).
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM
After performing at a Timpview assembly in about 1978 in a "Honey & Soul" basketball uniform. We actually performed a few sets at the Ice House in these unis!
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM
From the "Honey & Soul" days. Look at the size of those lenses!