VILLAGE CONCERTS & RIVERVIEWS ARTSPACE PRESENT
DAVID OLNEY IN CONCERT (WITH DANIEL SEYMOUR)
Opener: Ben Delaurentis ( www.bendelaurentis.com)
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH, 2019
3:00PM – 5:00PM IN THE ROSEL H. SCHEWEL THEATRE
(DOORS OPEN AT 2:00PM)
ADVANCE TICKETS: $15 – AT THE DOOR: $17
David Olney is a MASTER SONGWRITER whose work has been recorded by Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt and Del McCoury, but he’s A COMPELLING ARTIST in his own right, with an exceptionally wry wit and a palpable vulnerability — he’s not so much performing as just being himself onstage, and it’s pretty damn ENDEARING.” ( Nashville Scene )
“Olney’s POETIC WORDPLAY, INTRIGUING STORY-SONGS, and WORLD-WEARY VOCALS put him in a class by himself … RIYL Townes Van Zandt, Leonard Cohen, or James McMurtry.” ( That Devil Music )
“Americana Pioneer” singer-songwriter/poet, stream-caster and actor DAVID OLNEY has released more than 20 albums over four decades. His new “This Side Or The Other” recording on Black Hen Music was co-produced by Juno award-winning producer Steve Dawson and appeared on many Best Of 2018 year-end lists. 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, The Wailin’ Jennys, 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.
“A PERFORMANCE THAT BORDERS AT TIMES ON THE ORCHESTRAL….A show PACKED WITH INCIDENT, amusement, contrast and fine, fine songsmithery.” ( The Herald – Scotland )
In addition to playing more than 100 shows annually in Europe, Canada, Australia and all over the United States in clubs, theaters, and other concert halls as well as the occasional house concert, David has performed at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival (CA), the 30A Songwriter Festival (FL) Music City Roots (also featured on PBS television), Dave Alvin’s West Of The West Train Tours, PRX’s “Live From The Divide” (MT), The National Folk Festival (Australia), The Brunswick Music Festival (Australia) and more. He also enjoys considerable airplay on Sirius/XM’s “Outlaw Country” channel and has been featured on the “Buddy & Jim” show.
A published poet, Mr. Olney recently began burning his original Sonnets and haiku in wood blocks with his illustrated visual art making a debut at the Art & Invention Gallery in Nashville, TN in 2018. His published poetry collections are available on his web site. David also 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. 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 <http://www.davidolney.com/> and YouTube.
Stream Some Recent Olney Music Here: http://davidolney.bandcamp.com