Welcome to DavidOlney.com
“In the tradition of Johnny Cash and Tom Waits, Olney has become
A PIONEER OF THE AMERICANA MUSIC SCENE.” ( The San Francisco Chronicle )
David Olney is one of the early pioneers of what’s known as Americana Music. His songs have been recorded by great artists like Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Del McCoury, Tim O’Brien, Ann Rabson and Lonnie Brooks to name a few. He has released more than 20 albums over four decades, including six live recordings. But he and long time friend Sergio Webb are at their very best on stage in front of a live audience.
“This was a ROOTS/AMERICANA DREAM TEAM that spoiled us rotten.
RIVETING and UNFORGETTABLE.” ( Americana-UK.com )
Olney and Webb create a live performance that is beyond description and at the same time tremendously memorable. Two men on stage, one looking like a 1950s private eye and the other like he just stepped off a spaghetti western movie set. One a master story teller and the other an ace guitar picker. Their highly theatrical performances have taken them to stages across America and around the world. “My idea of a good time is getting in front of an audience and giving them more than they expected.”
David’s first installment of his new series of thematic mini-albums – “David Olney Presents: FILM NOIR” (Deadbeet Records) – earned a spot on the Philadelphia City Paper Top 10 Roots Albums of 2011, citing, ‘these dark stories and their perfect small jewels of cool jazz must be honored for offering fascinating listening, both lyrically and musically.’ His second mini-album – “THE STONE” – was released in early 2012 and focuses on a fresh telling of the Easter story from varying points of view. A third thematic CD entitled “ROBBERY & MURDER” as well as a box set of the three EPs called “BODY OF EVIDENCE” will be released Oct. 30, 2012.
Keeping it current and keeping up with fans, David broadcasts every Tuesday on his website with his “You Never Know” video shorts – featuring the story behind a song and it’s performance along with other personal observations – in addition to sharing his other music videos and stellar classic poetry recitations (“The Rime of The Ancient Mariner” in seven parts!) on YouTube.