Creek Dippers Roll Out New Project

The Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers, featuring husband-wife team Mark Olson and Victoria Williams, have a new album due Oct. 17 on HighTone Records. The group, rounded out by fiddle/mandolin player Mike Russell, was formed in 1995, after Olson left alt. country favorites The Jayhawks. Before joining Dave Alvin, Buddy & Julie Miller, Big Sandy and others on the HighTone roster, the Dippers recorded a handful of self-released projects. The new album, My Own Jo Ellen, features 10 original songs recorded in a once-abandoned shack in Joshua Tree, Calif. Special guests on the album include Greg Leisz on electric guitar, Don Heffington on drums and Barrett Martin on vibes. According to a HighTone press release, the album is said to “recall the true roots of American folk, rock and country music.”