Celebration Of Life Set For Songwriter David Olney Monday, March 9, 2020 at Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN
February 5, 2020 --
NASHVILLE, TN: A Celebration of Life for David Olney, the widely acclaimed and wholly unique singer-songwriter, is set for Monday, March 9, at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, TN. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the event will begin at 6:30 p.m. sharp.
The event for Olney, who died January 18 during a performance in Florida, is free and open to the public with VERY LIMITED SEATING. It will include musical and spoken segments in recognition of his life as a husband, father, brother, and friend, as well as the author and performer of brilliant works, including “Roses,” “1917,” “Deeper Well,” and hundreds of others.
A Nashville resident since 1973, Olney wrote songs, recorded and performed by artists such as Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Del McCoury, Steve Young, and Steve Earle, as well as released 20 plus solo albums and toured extensively worldwide.
To peers such as Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, and a whole generation of younger followers, Olney served as a model of inspiration, artistry, generosity, and good humor.
News of Olney’s death left musicians and listeners across the globe despondent, but the Belcourt event will be about the triumph of a one-of-a-kind man who lived on his own terms yet displayed remarkable empathy and tenderness to others.
The historic, nonprofit Belcourt Theatre is at 2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville, TN. For more information on the Theatre: (615) 846-3150 - http://www.belcourt.org/
VERY LIMITED SEATING.
LINE WILL FORM OUTSIDE OF BUILDING's MAIN ENTRANCE. DOORS OPEN: 6:00pm.
CONTACT: MarySackManagement [at] gmail.com
"firebrand founding father"
"firebrand founding father"
"Americana Pioneer” singer-songwriter/recording artist, stream-caster and actor David Olney is well-known worldwide for his indelible songs and powerful live performances.
Recorded by Emmylou Harris, Del McCoury, Linda Ronstadt, Steve Young, Slaid Cleaves, The Wailin’ Jennys & many others, David shares his songs and the story behind it in his weekly “You Never Know” Songwriter Series videos posted every Tuesday on DavidOlney.com and YouTube.
"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."
Read the full profile story here: Acoustic Live! Magazine – New York, NY
“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
You Never Know
David Olney's weekly YOU NEVER KNOW music video streamcast where he shared his window to the world along with an exclusive acoustic performance and the story behind the song. Originally launched in 2008 as “Hear and Now” on Ustream with a longer format including skits, the show was briefly renamed “Fireside Chat with David Olney” before evolving in to the current “You Never Know”. There are more than 400 of these short streamcasts online. This is the final episode.
“This Side Or the Other delivers apt political commentary without being ham-handed. Americans under a constant barrage of tweets and news alerts deserve some smart analysis with a touch of nuance. And that if comes from an Americana record, so be it. In fact, let’s celebrate it.” - Full story at NoDepression.com