LISTEN: Stephen McCarthy and Carla Olson Share Title Track for Forthcoming LP

The duo’s debut album, Night Comes Falling, comes out on November 11th

Stephen McCarthy and Carla Olson (Image: Have Harmony, Will Travel)

A true Americana power duo has risen from the wildflowers of Los Angeles in Long Ryders lead guitarist Stephen McCarthy and the acclaimed singer / songwriter / producer Carla Olson.

The pair’s first-ever duet album, Night Comes Falling, will be released on November 11th via Carla’s production company Have Harmony, Will Travel. And Rock & Roll Globe is beyond honored to have the opportunity to premiere the video for the album’s title cut this morning on the site.

“In the 1980’s I performed live with Gene Clark and we recorded an album, So Rebellious A Lover,” Olson tells the Globe. “After he passed away in 1991, I found it difficult to listen to his songs without tears. He has appeared in my dreams for these past 30 years untouched by time and silent. Smiling but never speaking. When Stephen and I were rehearsing for a benefit concert in 2018,’ I told him about these dreams. ‘Night Comes Falling,’ both the song and the album, are the result of this conversation.”

Stephen McCarthy & Carla Olson Night Comes Falling, Have Harmony Will Travel 2022

“The idea for the song ‘Night Comes Falling’ came about at a band rehearsal in L.A. when I met up with Carla to sing a duet for a benefit,” adds McCarthy. “I asked her if she ever thought of her old singing partner Gene Clark. She mentioned that she’d seen him in a few dreams but that he never spoke a word. I returned to the East Coast and wrote the song based on that experience & Carla added lyrics as well. The contemplative thoughts of friends who’ve made a profound impact in our lives doesn’t come in the clear light of day but instead when shadows start to fall. The song is also meaningful because it was the initial inspiration for this collaborative album.”

The “Night Comes Falling” video was directed by Tim Roth and includes footage from two performances in California: one at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica and the other at the Alex Theatre in Glendale.

The single will be released officially on September 23rd. 


VIDEO: Stephen McCarthy & Carla Olson “Night Comes Falling”



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Ron Hart is the Editor-in-Chief of Rock and Roll Globe. Reach him on Twitter @MisterTribune.

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