Norm Olsen with Hold Card Truth at the Historic Raymond Theater


April 30, 2023    
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Raymond Theater
323 3rd St, Raymond, WA, 98577

Event Type

Sunday Afternoon Live Goes Country and Bluegrass!
Norm Olsen with Hold Card Truth
April 30, 2023 at 2 PM

The Historic Raymond Theatre
323 3rd St, Raymond, WA
Norm Olsen and Hold Card Truth, April 30
Sunday Afternoon Live audiences are in for a real treat: Our very own Norm Olsen—singer, guitarist, and fiddler— will be onstage at the historic Raymond Theatre on Sunday, April 30, 2:00 PM. He will be joined by his band Hold Card Truth, an ensemble of buddies and musical soul-mates: Dave Walker (guitar) and Ben Rumbles (drums) , both of South Bend, and Evan Sansom (electric bass) of Raymond. Together they will have you wondering how so much
talent can be found in our own backyard. Norm’s wonderful vocals—true, fluid and soulful—are given excellent support by his band as they deliver audience-pleasing classic country tunes. Norm Olsen has been a SAL favorite for years as a solo act and as a member of North Country Bluegrass. He credits his time with that highly successful band as a turning point in his musical journey. “North Country had such a profound impact on who I am as a musician today…They all really made me better every time we played together, and that has been such a significant contribution to my more recent musical ventures.” (April 5, 2023) After hearing Dave, Ben and Evan playing at the 2021 Lavender Festival, Norm was presented with a moment of “truth”. They all realized that they were bonded by their love of classic country and their mission to “deliver an authentic country music experience” for their listeners. The four
got together, became known as Hold Card Truth, and have been entertaining local audiences since at venues such as the Willapa Festival, Come & Play On Labor Day, The Elks, and the
Chester Club. Hold Card Truth perform truly stellar interpretations of classics by Vince Gill, George Strait, Alan Jackson, and Merle Haggard, among many others. They have even been known to toss in a classic rock gem from time to time! Norm Olsen and Hold Card Truth perform at the historic Raymond Theatre (323 3rd St,
Raymond, WA) on Sunday, April 30 at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $25 at the door (cash or check only), or may be purchased in advance for $20 by mail. Send a SASE with check payable to Sunday Afternoon Live to SAL, PO Box 964, South Bend, WA 98586. Other methods of payment are by phone at 360-836-4419, or by credit card at
Tickets for individual performances can be purchased at South Bend Pharmacy and at Raymond Pharmacy.