“…While music is a subjective thing, it’s almost a certainty that everyone who gives [David] Olney a listen comes away a fan of the man’s ability to turn a phrase.” (The Daily Times - Knoxville, TN)
“Americana Pioneer” singer-songwriter, stream-caster and actor DAVID OLNEY has released more than 20 albums over four decades. His new “Don’t Try To Fight It” recording was produced by award-winning singer-songwriter Brock Zeman and reunites David with Red Parlor Records, which released 2007’s acclaimed “One Tough Town” album. Mr. Olney’s music has been prominently featured in ABC-TV’s “Nashville” and his intelligent songs have been recorded by Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Del McCoury, Tim O’Brien, Front Country, Slaid Cleaves and Steve Young, among many others. Well-known for his energetic live performances packed with such an intensity, they leave audiences with a truly memorable experience.
“If you like your musical heroes to rock out like the jackhammer of a rockabilly saint but also deliver song sonnets from a contemplative place, then David Olney is your man.” ( Acoustic Live! Magazine – New York, New York )
Mr. Olney made his Shakespearean acting debut and composed several songs for The Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s 2014 Americana-themed production of “As You Like It". He returned to that stage in 2016 with another role and having penned more original music in “The Comedy Of Errors” presentation at the Centennial Bandshell from mid-August through mid-September, as well as an encore presentation in early October at Academy Park in Franklin, TN. David Olney also made his debut as a Disc Jockey on WXNA-FM in Nashville, TN in 2016 with his “Free Fall” radio program. He keeps up with fans on his weekly “You Never Know” Songwriter Series video streamcast where he performs a song and shares the story behind it – posted every Tuesday on DavidOlney.com and YouTube.
“[David Olney’s] got a most intense way with words and music, one that lets him zero in on an emotion and then laser it into the human heart itself.” (Bentley’s Bandstand, The Morton Report)
WORD on the Street:
"...There's a LIVED-IN AUTHENTICITY to [David Olney¹s] voice that is beyond so many of the young pretenders around these days. Beneath the gruff exterior lies a big heart capable of tenderness...HE IS THE REAL DEAL." ( Exclaim Magazine - Toronto, Ont., Canada )
"A sturdy blend of elegant ballads, turgid deliberation and additional elements of Blues, Roots and even a bit of Vaudeville... An EXTRAORDINARY HYBRID of SOUNDS and STYLES." ( Blurt! )
"If you like your musical heroes to rock out like the jackhammer of a rockabilly saint but also deliver song sonnets from a contemplative place, then David Olney is your man.” ( Acoustic Live! Magazine – New York, New York )
“Nashville's answer to the Bard.” ( The Nashville Scene )
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