Making the trip to Folk Alliance International in Kansas City, MO in mid-February? Make plans to join us at the 2018 Rebels and Renegades Showcase at Knucklehead’s Saloon. The show starts at 4:30pm with Emily Herring, Mary Gauthier, Paul Luc, Graham Weber, Tim Easton, Bob and Uni Walkenhorst and Chris Fullerton before we hit the stage for a full set starting at 8:30pm. Tickets are only $10, or FREE with a Folk Alliance badge. Free shuttle from/to the Westin FAI host hotel, as well. Click on one of the images below for more on this notorious event.
Early August shows with THE LIBERTY CIRCUS (TLC) generated thousands of dollars benefiting the ACLU and other local groups who assist refugees and immigrants. A project launched by Malcolm Holcombe and featuring RB Morris, Alan Kaufman, Al Maginnes, David Olney and a rotating cast on-stage, The Liberty Circus album captures the songs and mood of this troupe. Get your copy of the new album and learn more about TLC HERE.
Thanks to Wayne Bledsoe at The Knoxville News for sharing this story in support of TLC’s recent show at the Modern Studios:
“Olney says the thing that might connect all of the artists involved is believing in the power of music.” Full story HERE
You’ll be hearing more from David Olney about borders and walls in 2018 and beyond.
“Being an avid Elvis Costello fan, I first heard the name David Olney when I saw that he and his band the X-Rays were the opening act for Costello’s famous “country show” at the Grand Ole Opry in 1982. It didn’t take me long after that to discover the depth of talent that Olney has as a songwriter.”
What you missed in Nashville, TN at the hatWRKS HAPPENIN’ during AmericanaFest 2018:
Another victorious round of tour dates up and down the East Coast of the US in support of the new “Don’t Try To Fight It” record. BIG thanks to all who came out to hear and see these performances, as well as to the fine hosts, venues, music journalists and dee-jays who helped make it all happen. As always, we enjoyed meeting so many new folks and revisiting with longtime friends and fans. We aim to return to that area in May of 2018.
“David Olney is a living piece of American art. For more than 30 years he’s made music both as an individual and as part of various bands. He’s opened for some of the greats, been covered by some other greats and worked collaboratively with even more greats. His songwriting is clever, evocative, and always carries within it a sense of surprise.”
( Nolan Parker, Livingston County News – Lima, NY)
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.
Look for shows in the Mid-Atlanic and East Coast in July, with new dates posted in the Carolinas and the Midwest in August – as well as couple of truly special collaborative shows with The Liberty Circus (more on that project, soon).