At the bar before the show, I chatted with Johnny Irion when, in a sign of things to come, the house p.a. shuffled to a Jayhawks song. Irion literally took note: He pulled a marker from his pocket, wrote the name of the band on his hand and excused himself to order some pre-show dinner.
Like a bottle of scotch, age is a good thing in a singer-songwriter. The songs of David Olney are more than enough proof.
On a blistering hot afternoon in mid-July, we chatted with Ian Fisher after shooting this One Take video on the vast expanse of the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater's parking lot, in the midst of some haunting Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow soundchecks.