“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 )
“Americana Pioneer” singer-songwriter, stream-caster and actor DAVID OLNEY has released more than 20 albums over four decades. His new “Don’t Try To Fight It” recording was produced by award-winning singer-songwriter Brock Zeman and reunites David with Red Parlor Records, which released 2007’s acclaimed “One Tough Town” album. 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 at the Centennial Bandshell from mid-August through mid-September, as well as an encore presentation in early October at Academy Park in Franklin, TN. David Olney also made his debut as a Disc Jockey on WXNA-FM in Nashville, TN in 2016 with his “Free Fall” radio program. He keeps up with fans on 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 <http://www.davidolney.com/> and YouTube.
Wes picked up the guitar when he was seventeen, and worked at it for ten years or so, playing covers for a living. Around his thirtieth birthday he parked his Takamine under the bed and got a straight job as a buyer for a retail music chain, but dug out the guitars in 2000 determined to hack his own musical path. He hit his forties before writing his first song, mainly because he was scared to write bad ones. The battle’s far from over but now he’s got some great songs to share, inspired by favorites like The Beatles and Patty Griffin.