The prolific David Olney infuses his live performances with an intensity that converts many new listeners into die-hard fans. Mr. Olney’s intelligent compositions radiate that same intensity and have earned a place as one of the most respected singer-songwriters in the world today. His songs have been recorded by Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Del McCoury, Lonnie Brooks, James King, Slaid Cleaves, Dale Ann Bradley, Tom Rozum, Ann Rabson, Keiran Kane/Kevin Welch/Fats Kaplin, Tim O’Brien and others. He has released more than 20 albums over four decades, including six live recordings, and performs worldwide.
Showcasing yet another talent, David Olney has become synonymous with Classic Poetry as new fans have flocked to several of his stellar video recitations posted on YouTube, such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “Kubla Kahn”; Brownlng’s “My Last Dutchess” and others. In late 2009, David began a weekly live broadcast – called “YOU NEVER KNOW” – sharing music, songwriting insight, good humor and wild storie.