Portland-based singer-songwriter Olivia Klugman is known for showcasing vividly honest storytelling with her extraordinary vocal ability. Her sound is reminiscent of the golden age of American Folk Music, but Olivia blends her classic folk influence with the modern, lyrical sensibilities of the 2020’s. Growing up amidst the "sea of evergreens" that is the Pacific Northwest, Olivia finds solace in nature and and seeks artistic inspiration in the wilderness. These influences have led fans have referred to her as a Gen Z Joni Mitchell.
Following the success of her debut EP Fire Alarm, Olivia will be releasing a series of new singles in the Spring and Summer of 2021. These songs chronicle Olivia's struggle to make sense of a senseless world, and reflects her experience with queer identity, patriarchal expectations of womanhood, ambivalence in romantic relationships, and difficulty establishing adulthood in times that are anything but precedented. Olivia hopes that her own creative, cathartic outcomes will also offer a much-needed emotional release for her listeners.
Olivia's debut performance for the Fire Alarm release was at the Big Legrowlski, where she recently played for a second time on their socially distanced patio. In addition, she's a regular at Alberta St Pub, Lombard House, and a series of McMenamin's locations including the White Eagle Saloon, Blackberry Hall at Edgefield, and the Grand Lodge Hotel. Outside of Oregon, Olivia performed outdoors at the Limelight Hotel in Sun Valley, Idaho. Most recently, Olivia co-headlined the 1st annual Wilammette Fest, a one-day music and arts festival that took place in West Linn's Wilammette Park. You can also find her supporting Johnny Franco's band biweekly on the curbside serenade stage in Laurelhurst Park.
Based in Bend, Oregon, Outdoor Ukulele manufactures guitars and ukuleles designed for backpacking, camping, and travel. In November of 2020, the company discovered Olivia's music online and approached her to be a Brand Ambassador.
Written and Composed by Hozier, Olivia delivers a heartbreaking rendition of Cherry Wine as part of Outdoor Ukulele's user-driven marketing campaign.