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Shakespeare in the Park 2014: As You Like It


By William Shakespeare Directed by Denice Hicks Original Music by David Olney & Stan Lawrence Cast List August 14 – September 14, 2014 Thursdays through Sundays and Labor Day Monday at Centennial Park Bandshell $10 Suggested Donation Food & drink vendors open at 6:00pm Preshow entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

Americana music infuses The Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s 27th Annual Shakespeare in the Park production. Directed by Denice Hicks, As You Like It features songwriting legend David Olney in the role of Amiens, playing his own original songs written for the show. Music director Stan Lawrence leads an authentic old time jam band with players from the Musical Heritage Center in Pegram Tennessee. Inspired by the optimistic comedies of the 1930s, and set during the Great Depression, costumed ushers will invite the audience to join the actors in our version of a “Hooverville”, where even in the toughest times, songs are sung, stories are told and there’s always time for a little buck dancing.

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The new “WHEN THE DEAL GOES DOWN” album (Deadbeet Records) was officially released on July 8th and celebrated with an intimate, packed in-store “story behind the songs” performance at Howlin’ Books-Grimey’s Too in Nashville, TN. The party continued the next night in Nashville with David’s full band making “The Deal” going down at The End on the Rock Block and special guest RB Morris kicking off the evening.  Special thanks to all of the folks from Oklahoma, Texas, Illinois, Virginia, Eastern Tennessee, South Carolina, Kentucky, Georgia, California, Australia and elsewhere for being a part of new release week! The CD currently available to order the CD and Digital Downloads at DavidOlney.com, Village Records, Amazon.com and iTunes. Get your copy today!

BIG THANKS to famous music photographer Alan Messer for capturing a couple of wonderful new release moments:

More Nashville release week photos posted – click HERE


Splitting for Western Montana right after the Nashville release show, David played some intimate solo shows and some with Sergio Webb. Lots of great radio & TV on-airs in GREAT FALLSBOZEMAN and MILES CITY. Tonight, the duo plays The Murray Bar in LIVINGSTON, MT before heading back to Central Time.

Music City Roots - Live From The FactoryFiddle and Pick - Writer Spotlight SeriesComing up in Early August, David Olney brings his new “Deal” to the Musical Heritage Centers  “Writer Spotlight Series” in Pegram, TN  and returns with his band to the nationally televised “Music City Roots” program — at it’s new location in Liberty Hall at The Factory in Franklin, TN. The show will also stream live online and be broadcast live on local radio airwaves. Both shows are open to the public. All confirmed tour dates and venue links at: DO TOUR DATES


Music Journalist (and a fine singer-songwriter, as well) Peter Cooper explores David Olney’s timeless creations with an insightful feature story & interview in The Tennessean, which you can read by clicking HERE.

3rd Coast Musics John Conquest agrees with Mr. Cooper’s assessment, stating this about David & the new CD: “This really is an astonishing track record, making Olney the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings of songwriters, and the obvious question is how long can he keep his streak going? The answer appears to be indefinitely, once again he’s come up with [12] riveting songs…”

WSMV-TV‘s (Channel 4, Nashville, TN) Terry Bulger celebrates the hometown hero in his good-news “Bulger Beat” broadcast. Watch it HERE.

Concert presenter, guitar-builder, rocket scientist (seriously) and now blogger Ronnie Knightreflects back on the origins of David Olney and “living deeper” with this post in The Denim Poet - Click HERE


From mid-August through mid-Septmber, come witness David Olney make his Shakespearian acting debut as Lord Amiens in “As You Like It” at the annual Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s “Shakespeare In The Park” presentation at the Bandshell in Centennial Park! David doubles-up with some original new music he composed for the theatrical production. Show details, click HERE.


David Olney’s recent and new episodes of “YOU NEVER KNOW” web video shorts are focused on songs from the new “When The Deal Goes Down” CD and the stories behind ‘em. Watch for a new post online EVERY TUESDAY. Archived episodes are on his YouTube channel HERE. You can watch this week’s “YOU NEVER KNOW” episode HERE.


Check out the new “When The Deal Goes Down” CD and discover more of what you’ve been missing at David Olney’s online STORE. Download most music right away, and Order some deep cuts today. Many titles also available at fine music retail outlets like Amazon.comiTunes, Village Records, and at Grimey’s in Nashville, TN.

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More “When The Deal Goes Down” Record Launch Moments:

 Team Olney Shirt Shots: Betty Soo, Arthur Wood & Sara Hickman @ Kerrville Folk Fest      Mark Gerking & the late Johnny Winter

Jack Calvert with David Olney’s Staff (Kickstarte Reward)


David Olney & Howlin’ Books Owner Gwil Owen 

 David Olney w/ Dave Jacques on Tuba at The End!

David Olney w/ full band at The End CD Release Show

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Bulger’s Beat: Nashville Songwriter
Takes To The Stage

Bulger’s Beat Courtesy of WSMV TV Channel 4

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The Deal Goes Down Today!

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When The Deal Goes Down
Album Release Shows

It you’re in Nashville this week, step out and celebrate the launch of David’s latest album with us!

Tuesday, July 8
Howlin’ Books/Grimey’s Too
Free in-store performance and CD signing
1702 8th Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37203
Music starts at 6:00pm

Wednesday, July 9
The End (across from the Exit/In)
2219 Elliston Place
Nashville, TN 37203
Doors: 8:00pm, showtime: 9:00pm
Cover: $10
Special Guest: RB MORRIS

David will be playing with his full band at both shows, with a few special guests sitting in at The End. The epic RB Morris will be fronting his full band as a special guest kicking off the evening on July 9.

“You can find singer-songwriters in Nashville who are better-known than David Olney, but you won’t find any who can top him as an all-around entertainer. He’s still staking out thoroughly original territory and attacking his live performances with punkish abandon and theatricality.” – The Nashville Scene


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New Video: Sad Saturday Night

David Olney – the much-covered, always-touring singer songwriter – shares a late night view of his hometown in Sad Saturday Night. This song was written by David Olney, Ad Vanderveen and John Hadley and is available on David’s new “When The Deal Goes Down” album out July 8, 2014 on Deadbeet Records.

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