Hello Live Music Fans:
Our next show is August 19, 2017 featuring Chapel Hill native and Nashville hit songwriter David Olney. Wes Collins, who recently one the NC Arts Council Songwriting Award will open the show at 8pm.
David Olney is an American treasure and hit songwriter from Nashville. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and joined Bland Simpson’s band Simpson in 1971. They recorded one album in New York, and then Olney relocated to Atlanta in 1972.
He moved to Nashville in 1973, attempted to sell his songs to record labels, and then formed the band The X-Rays, who recorded two albums for Rounder Records, appeared on Austin City Limits, opened for Elvis Costello, and broke up in 1985.
Since then, he has performed as a solo singer/songwriter, and released more than 20 albums over four decades, including six live recordings. He has collaborated with artists such as John Hadley and Sergio Webb.
His songs have been covered by and co-written with Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Johnny Cash, Linda Ronstadt, Steve Young, Del McCoury and Laurie Lewis, and others. Townes Van Zandt, a friend of Olney’s , said “Anytime anyone asks me who my favorite music writers are, I say Mozart, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Bob Dylan, and Dave Olney. Dave Olney is one of the best songwriters I’ve ever heard — and that’s true. I mean that from my heart.”
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TICKETS TO SHOWS AVAILABLE ONLINE VIA OUR WEBSITE
09/09/17: Roy Bookbinder & Doug MacLeod – 8pm – $20+
09/22/17: Malcolm Holcombe & Rod Abernethy – 8pm – $20+
10/13/17: Songwriters in The Round – Beth Wood, Chris Rosser & David LaMotte – 8pm – $20+
10/21/17: Eliot Bronson and Caleb Caudle at IMURJ Raleigh – 8pm
11/03/17: Beyond Silent – A Movie and Concert with Free Planet Radio – 7pm – $15
11/11/17: Annual Pre-Turkey Day Jam Hosted by Jon Shain – 8pm – $20+
11/24/17: Ultimate Johnny Cash Show Tribute with Johnny Folsom 4 & Guests
11/25/17: Ultimate Johnny Cash Show Tribute with Johnny Folsom 4 & Guests
12/09/17: Jonathan Byrd & Corin Raymond – 8pm – $20
The Cary Theater
122 East Chatham Street
Cary, NC 27511
The Cary Arts Center
101 Dry Avenue
Cary, NC 27511
300 South McDowell Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
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