Sally Olson is an singer, actress and artist. She debuted the Carpenters Tribute Concert in 2015: conceived by Bill Reed (musical director & piano) and Sally Olson (artistic director & vocals).
Sally Olson has been told that her voice, appearance and stage-presence bear an uncanny resemblance to that of Karen Carpenter. Randy Schmidt, author of Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter, has said that “Sally’s tribute to Karen Carpenter is heartfelt and honest” and Lane Gibson, recording studio owner, producer and engineer, claims that Sally has “an uncanny resemblance” and looks and sounds “just like Karen!” Sally is unsurpassed in her startling representation of Karen Carpenter, and her voice, appearance and stage-presence will have you convinced that the 1970s songstress lives on. Sally’s stunning vocals combined with state of the art video projection, vintage costumes, historical commentary, lovely arrangements and a live band with backup singers, will take you on an incredible journey into the world of the Carpenters.
In April 2017, Carpenters Tribute Concert made its NYC debut at the famed Triad Theater on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. While in the city, Sally was a special guest on Sunday Night Live Featuring The Late Joey Reynolds on 77 WABC and The Mom & Pop Shop Radio Show with George Bettinger on It’s Right Here in Miramar Radio. Carpenters Tribute Concert is a featured member of Vermont Arts. Vermont Arts, part of the Vermont Arts Council, is a celebration highlighting the stunning array of arts events that take place all across the Green Mountain State. www.carpenterstributeconcert.com
Sally is the Managing Director at Bill Reed Voice Studio and has studied voice with Bill Reed since 2009. She is a graduate of Middlebury College, where she received a Bachelor of arts degree in both Studio Art and French. Sally also attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Phildelphia, the Florence Academy of Art in Italy and the acclaimed Circle in the Square Theatre School in NYC. She has participated in various art exhibitions, completed numerous art commissions, and has artwork on display in Middlebury College’s permanent collection (www.sallyannolson.com). She has been acting and singing since childhood and can be seen in local/regional commercials, film, theatre, and cabaret performances. Sally starred in the commercial Emily’s Bridge for Heritage Automotive Group, written and produced by Mt. Mansfield Media, which was awarded “Television Agency Produced Most Creative Commercial” of 2011.