Based in Coastal Virginia, Carl Olson has been playing piano since the age of eight years old. He specializes in Old-Timey piano music that puts a smile on people’s faces, and a pep in their step. He has performed in places as a far as Havana (Cuba), Miami, New Orleans, Nashville, and Raleigh. Carl is a rare bird. In addition to being an avid reader of sheet music and charts, he is a master improviser. He has an uncanny ability to play and sing to any audience, with any group or musician, in any style. When he is not performing or honing his craft, Carl often spends his time composing, writing songs, recording, and helping other musicians document and capture their own work.
All Of Me, At Last, Black Coffee, Blackbird (Beatles), Blue Moon (Frank Sinatra) Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen), Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison), But Not For Me, Can’t Help Falling In Love With You, Cannonball Rag (Merle Travis), Canon In D (Pachelbel), Careless Love, Carry On (Fun), Claire De Lune (Debussy), Closing Time (Semisonic), Comes Love, Corcovado, Country Roads, Crazy (Patsy Cline), Creep (Radiohead), Dancing in the Moonlight (Toploader), Danger (Mystikal), Danny Boy (Folk Song), Diamonds (Rihanna), Don’t Stop Believin’ (Journey), Down on the Corner (Creedence Clearwater Revival), Dream a Little Dream of Me (Mama Cass), Drops of Jupiter (Train), Ebb Tide (The Righteous Brothers), Everybody Wants To Be A Cat, Feel Like Makin’ Love, Fiftty Ways to Say Goodbye (Train), Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue (Dean Martin), Free Bird (Lynyrd Skynyrd), Fur Elise (Beethoven), Great Balls of Fire, Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley), Hey Jude (Beatles), Hey There, High Tide Over Low Tide (Bob Marley), Hold On (Tom Waits), Hotel California (Eagles), Hound Dog (Elvis), House of the Rising Sun (Folk Song popularized by the Animals), How Great Thou Art, I Ain’t Got Nobody, I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor), I’ll See You in My Dreams (Merle Travis), I’m Yours (Jason Mraz), I’ve Been Working on the Railroad (Folk Song), I’ve Got Rhythm (George Gershwin), I’ve Got The World On A String, Imagine (John Lennon), It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing), It Wasn’t Me (Shaggy), Johnny Mercer – Autumn Leaves, Just A Closer Walk With Thee, Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off (George Gershwin), Locked Out of Heaven (Bruno Mars), Louis Armstrong – Saint James Infirmary, Louisiana Fairytale, Love Lo-Habits, Love Me Tender (Elvis), Mack the Knife (Bobby Darin), Mad World (Gary Jules), Maple Leaf Rag (Scott Joplin), Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass , Memory, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, Michelle (Beatles), Miss Celie’s Blues, Mister Sandman, Misty (Ella Fitzgerald), Mo’ Betta Blues, Moon River, Mr. Jones (Counting Crows), Mr. Postman (The MArvettes), My Funny Valentine, No One (Alicia Keys), Ol’ Man River, Our Love Is Here To Stay, Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps, Piano Man (Billy Joel), Pink Panther , Pink Panther (movie theme), Pork and Beans (Weezer), Price Tag (Jessie J.), Pumped Up Kicks (Foster the People), Radioactive (Imagine Dragons), Raindrops Keep Fallin on My Head (B.J. Thomas), Ray Charles – Georgia, Ray Charles – Hallelujah I Love Her So, Ray Charles – You Dont Know Me , Respect (Aretha Franklin), Royals (Lorde), Satin Doll, Send In The Clowns, Shenandoah, Sinatra – Fly Me To The Moon, Sinatra – My Romance, Sinatra – My Way, Sinatra – On A Clear Day, Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay, So Happy Together (The Turtles), Softly As A Morning Sunrise, Someone To Watch Over Me, Somewhere In My Memory, Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Folk Song), Stay With Me (Sam Smith), Stop in the Name of Love (Supremes), Summertime (George Gershwin), Sunday Morning (Maroon 5), Sunny Side Of The Street, Superstition – Stevie Wonder, Sway, Sweater Weather (The Neighborhood), Sweet Child of Mine (Guns and Roses), Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd), Swingin’ Shepard Blues, Take Five (Dave Brubeck), Tea for Two (Art Tatum), Tennessee Waltz, The Charleston, The Entertainer (Scott Joplin), The Twist (Chubby Checker), Thrift Shop (Macklemore), Tighten Up (Black Keys), Timber ft. Kesha, Topsy (Count Basie, Django Reinhardt), Toxic (Britney Spears), Tuxedo Junction, Wagon Wheel (Darius Rucker), Waltzing Matilda (Folk Song), What a Day for a Daydream (Lovin Spoonful), What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong), What Does the Fox Say? (Ylvis), What If God Was One of Us (Joan Osborne), When I’m Sixty-Four (Beatles), When The Saints Go Marching In, When You’re Smiling (Louis Armstrong), Where Is My Mind (Pixies), Why Don’t You Do Right, Yes Sir, That’s My Baby, Yesterday (Beatles), You Are My Sunshine, You’ve Got a Friend in Me.
Various Themes….James Bond, Mario, Pink Panther, Beauty And The Beast, Little Mermaid, Family Guy, The Godfather, Frozen etc.
Standard Patriotic and Holiday Music… America The Beautiful, Star Spangled Banner, Winter Wonderland, Silent Night etc