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Deeper Well: The Songwriter’s Songwriter’s Songwriter
Scott Bomar and Paul Duncan catch up with David Olney to get the scoop on why his childhood paper route shaped his future career; how Kris Kristofferson was responsible for drawing him to Nashville; why touring with Melissa Etheridge gave birth to one of his most beloved songs; the reason he’s drawn to give voice to inanimate objects; what happened when he gave up control and let Emmylou Harris take one of his songs to a whole new place; why actors and songwriters are held to different standards of authenticity; and why good writing is just “chasing your pen down a piece of paper.”
If you missed us in Savannah in early May, please join us on Friday, Aug. 18 for our debut at the Tybee Post Theater
in Tybee Island, GA. It looks like a stellar venue! Look for at return to The Cary Theater
in the greater Raleigh, NC area on Sat., Aug. 19 as part of the Six String Presents
series. Although with Daniel Seymour
accompanying, it’s more like ten strings.
Not sure what it’ll get you but the secret password for all of these performances is: Jabberwocky.
The Liberty Circus is Malcolm Holcombe, Alan Kaufman, RB Morris and Al Maginnes along with a cast of other rotating artists raising their voices in support of refugees and immigrants. In March, David Olney recorded a couple of new songs with the group for an album and tour this August. Proceeds from the shows will directly benefit organizations working with “Lady Liberty’s tired, poor masses yearning to breathe free”. More on that borderline, and online HERE
David Olney visits with Alamo Jones The Voice in Black on the The Alamo Jones Show on SiriusXM Radio‘s SiriusXM Outlaw Country Channel 60 on SATURDAY, July 15 and again on SUNDAY, JULY 16! It’s a great four-hour show, with David Olney sitting in on the 4th hour for some conversation, a live performance and listening to songs from his new “Don’t Try To Fight It” record. Alamo Jones – a/k/a “The Voice in Black” – worked cue cards for The Johnny Cash Show and toured the world with the “Man in Black” before launching his own recording career and serving as a trusty sidekick for the legendary Cowboy Jack Clement at the Cowboy Arms Hotel And Recording Spa.
#DontTryToFightIt #YouNeverKnow #WhenTheDealGoesDown
Pretty exciting to be featured in the just released July-August issue of American Songwriter Magazine. Thanks to Rick Moore for sharing coffee and our conversation. On news-stands and in bookstores now. Click here for more:
“ …The new album [“Don’t Try To Fight It”
] is amped up, highlighted by a blues snarl that you cannot dismiss. Again, Olney brings his A game
to these dark and uncharted times.”
~ Amos Perrine, NoDepression.com
Grammy-nominated Singer-Songwriter, Producer, Journalist and all-around swell guy Peter Cooper has released an honest-to-goodness humbling account of Nashville’s creative community in his new must-read “Johnny’s Cash and Charley’s Pride” book. Filled with untold stories and newly revealed histories, it is an informal yet well-studied inside view of country music’s greatest characters and pivotal moments. Heck, he even has a chapter on some guy named David Olney. More on that HERE as revealed in American Songwriter Magazine.
Always a good time in Fannie Mae Dees Park in #Nashville — Hope you can join us for this afternoon outdoor event! Coolers, blankets, dogs & children all welcome!
The “Fight” heads to the greater Knoxville, TN area on Wed., May 24 for the Songwriters in the Soul House Series at Sweet P’s with Tim Lee and Susan Bauer Lee a/k/a BARK. Free & Open To The Public! Music starts at 6;30pm. This will be a howl of a night!
“Olney has always been a musical chameleon
…stretching the edges of Americana
with his assortment of styles, characterized by his finely crafted storytelling
~ Grant Britt, NoDepression.com
How about making a trip to Nashville on Wed., May 17 for the Ear 2 The Ground Music Blog 6th Anniversary weekly residency show with David Olney and his band taking the stage after the one and only Sergio Webb and his band rock it?! More on that early 6pm show at The 5 Spot HERE