Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live
Thursday, 18 August 2011 19:03

David Olney 8/18/11

David Olney 8/18/11 davidolney.com
Written by James Kaegel
Rate this item
(0 votes)

About this Media...

  • Date Recorded: August 18, 2011
  • Artist / Band: David Olney
  • Hosting Show: Backroads
  • Sound: Jon Valley

Like a bottle of scotch, age is a good thing in a singer-songwriter. The songs of David Olney are more than enough proof.

Olney, a Rhode Island native, has been making music since the late '60s. He moved to Nashville early in his career and founded the band the X-Rays. In the '80s he began his solo career and has continued to record music to this day.

Olney delivers his solo material in a raw, blues-soaked style that bristles with his wry humor. His lyrics provide a wisdom that carries more weight -- especially now in his later years. His songs provide insights that come from the experience of a lifetime. The music transcends the folk yolk with which he has been collared and exhibits elements of Americana, rock, blues, country and jazz. Just listen to his recent cover of the Nancy Sinatra song "These Boots Are Made for Walking"; he transforms it into a gritty warning that you best take seriously. He sounds like he means it.

Olney’s latest EP "Film Noir" was released in May, the first in a proposed series of mini-albums that will explore different themes. This Live at KDHX session features Olney performing stripped-down versions of some of those film-noir songs with the exceptional backing of guitarist Sergio Webb.

Sponsor Message

Become a Sponsor

Find KDHX Online

KDHX on Instagram
KDHX on YouTube
KDHX on SoundCloud
KDHX on Facebook
KDHX on Twitter
KDHX on flickr

KDHX Recommends

March
Saturday
07

Brunch at the Stage: Brian Curran

KDHX is now curating a Saturday brunch series at the Stage with live music from local musicians and delicious, locally-sourced food and drinks from the Magnolia Café. Brunch at the Stage takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m....


March
Friday
13

Daniel Romano & The Trilliums, Jack Grelle and Ryan Koenig

Daniel Romano is a songwriter who channels country crooning and hard luck storytelling with cinematic fidelity. While references to marquee names like Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard are apparent in Romano's...


March
Saturday
14

Green with Indie Craft Show 2015

Green with Indie is an indie arts and crafts show featuring more than sixty handmade artists and vintage sellers. All the wares are earth-friendly, salvaged, upcycled, recycled, homegrown, homemade, revamped, or refurbished....


Get Answers!

If you have questions or need to contact KDHX, visit our answers portal at answers.kdhx.org.

Online Users

18 users and 9382 guests online
Sign in with Facebook

SYSTEM: S5 Box

Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook