Angel Olsen is an American folk and indie rock singer and guitarist who was raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She has recorded and toured as a backing singer with Bonnie "Prince" Billy and the Cairo Gang. She is 27 years old. She lives in North Carolina.
Having released an EP (Strange Cacti) and a debut album (Half Way Home) on Bathetic Records, Angel signed with Jagjaguwar ahead of her first full-band release, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, which was released on 17 February 2014.
In addition to her work with Bonnie "Prince" Billy and The Cairo Gang, Angel Olsen has collaborated with a number of other notable figures of American indie rock, including Tim Kinsella of Cap'n Jazz and LeRoy Bach of Wilco. Her collaboration with Kinsella and Bach, as well as Chicago poet Marvin Tate, resulted in the album "Tim Kinsella sings the songs of Marvin Tate by LeRoy Bach featuring Angel Olsen," which the group released on Indianapolis label Joyful Noise Recordings on December 3, 2013.