March Sessions at South on Main are brought to you by Fret & Worry, aka Joe Meazle & RJ Looney! For the first Wednesday in March, they've invited Americana pioneer David Olney. Show begins at 8 pm with a $10 cover. Call (501) 244-9660 to reserve your table for the show.
ABOUT DAVID OLNEY:
“…While music is a subjective thing, it’s almost a certainty that everyone who gives [David] Olney a listen comes away a fan of the man’s ability to turn a phrase.” (The Daily Times - Knoxville, TN)
“Americana Pioneer” singer-songwriter, stream-caster and actor DAVID OLNEY has released more than 20 albums over four decades. His new critically-acclaimed “Don’t Try To Fight It” recording was produced by Canadian award-winning singer-songwriter Brock Zeman. 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, 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.
“If you like your musical heroes to rock out like the jackhammer of a rockabilly saint but also deliver song sonnets from a contemplative place, then David Olney is your man.” ( Acoustic Live! Magazine – New York, New York )
Mr. Olney 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. David Olney made his debut as a Disc Jockey on WXNA-FM in Nashville, TN in 2016 with his “Free Fall” radio program, which is currently in hiatus. He keeps up with fans with 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 and YouTube.
“[David Olney’s] got a most intense way with words and music, one that lets him zero in on an emotion and then laser it into the human heart itself.” (Bentley’s Bandstand, The Morton Report)
WORD on the Street:
“The Nashville troubadour has been MAKING GRIPPING MUSIC FOR A LONG TIME.
[David] Olney ROCKS WITH BLISTERING INTENSITY…but he also MESMERIZES.”
( The Philadelphia Inquirer )
"...There's a LIVED-IN AUTHENTICITY to [David Olney¹s] voice that is beyond
so many of the young pretenders around these days. Beneath the gruff
exterior lies a big heart capable of tenderness...HE IS THE REAL DEAL."
( Exclaim Magazine - Toronto, Ont., Canada )
"A sturdy blend of elegant ballads, turgid deliberation and additional
elements of Blues, Roots and even a bit of Vaudeville... An EXTRAORDINARY
HYBRID of SOUNDS and STYLES." ( Blurt! )
"If you like your musical heroes to rock out like the jackhammer of a rockabilly saint
but also deliver song sonnets from a contemplative place, then David Olney is your man.”
( Acoustic Live! Magazine – New York, New York )
“Nashville's answer to the Bard.” ( The Nashville Scene )
VIDEOS You Gotta See:
“Jerusalem Tomorrow” (recorded by Emmylou Harris and many others):
“Little Mustang” from Extended Play Sessions in Boston, MA:
“Sweet Sugaree” from Extended Play Sessions in Boston, MA:
"Sad Saturday Night" from David's new "When The Deal Goes Down" album:
CXCW – David Olney performs “Big Blue Hole”
ABOUT FRET & WORRY
Fret & Worry (Uncle Joe Meazle (guitar) and RJ Looney (harmonica) sing songs that celebrate Arkansas and cover the subjects of trains, ladies of the evening, wrongful deaths, and moonshine.