Olina is a band long in the making. Oklahoma City locals watching each other perform at a club, at an open mic, in other bands. There were introductions, hellos, congratulations. Late nights running around town, friends of friends, a guitar always laying around, a new song to share, a new melody. We should play together sometime, someone said, somewhere. Then finally there was that night of music, parts, collaboration, composition, and the songs formed themselves. Olina happened easy that way, like it was a long way off, but we could see it coming.
Or, I could say: Josh knew Ben and Josh knew Adam and Aaron. Aaron knew Josh and Ben and had met Adam. Adam knew Josh and had met Aaron. Ben knew Josh and Aaron. They met up one night not too long ago and started a band. Olina.