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Olsen's concerts not only feature her big bluesy voice, but engaging storytelling. She sings material encompassing contemporary folk, blues, swing jazz, lilting ballads and raunch and roll using accompanying instruments as varied as acoustic guitar, steel-body slide guitar, saxophone, concertina and piano.
Olsen is a prolific artist, producing eleven recordings since 1992. Her music has been 'covered' by international musicians including Eric Bibb, Fairport Convention, Mary Coughlan, Mollie O'Brien and Maddy Prior, and her E-book, 'They Paid Us in Tub Time', was released in 2012 an with twenty imbedded song tracks.