Telling the story of Olympia going back 2 million years, Olympia: A True Story (Green Monkey Records), is a loving ode to Olympia, Washington. it features over 100 guest Olympia musicians. Recorded over 4 years thru the pandemic, it is Tom Dyer’s usual heady brew of musical eclecticism writ large. It is monumental.
This is the tale of the greater Olympia area told through the lens of a third-generation Olympian who left town after graduating from Olympia HS in 1971, returning in 2016.
This is not any sort of complete history; it is a collection of sonic sketches reflecting the band’s particular take on the many-headed beast that is Olympia. They hope their little entertainment will inspire people to dig deeper into the story of their hometown.
Tom Dyer & The True Olympians, Olympia: a true Story (Green Monkey Records), 3 CD box set with 40 songs about Olympia WA plus a detailed 80 page book detailing the history behind the songs and a plethora of great photos.
A record release party for Olympia: a True Story is planned Friday, November 4, 2022 at the Olympia Ballroom, 116 Legion Way SE, downtown Olympia. It's going to be a blast!
A portion of their proceeds from the sale of Olympia: a True Story will be donated to the not-for-profit Olympia Arts and Heritage Alliance.
Olympia: a True Story record release show, Olympia Ballroom, downtown Olympia, Washington, November 4, 2022.