Thursday, July 17, 7:30 p.m.
Machinery Row Patio – if weather is good
Tickets – $12 in advance, $15 day of show.
David Olney doesn’t defy categorization so much as he rises above it. There is simply no one else like him. Singer/Songwriter? By definition. And Picasso was a painter. But as one reviewer said, “Olney stands out like a jalapeño in a bowl of vanilla pudding.” Americana artist? Sure. He draws from the many deep roots of American music, but what he grows from those roots is unmistakably unique.
Over the course of four decades and 25 critically acclaimed albums, Olney’s unforgettable songs and powerful performances have attracted a devoted following the world over. Such luminaries as Emmylou Harris, Del McCoury and Linda Ronstadt have recorded his songs, and Townes Van Zandt famously listed him among his four favorites — along with Dylan, Mozart and Lightnin’ Hopkins.