Saturday, May 10, 2008

A break from horses: David Olney

Last night, for about the millionth time, I heard singer-songwriter David Olney in concert. As a grad student in the 80's he was a regular at a bar called The Cave in Chapel Hill NC. Since I moved to PA, I've been lucky that he makes an annual visit to Godfrey Daniels, a 100 seat folk club in Bethlehem, PA. He is often referred to as a musician's musician, which is a high compliment. His musical style is varied and unique -- blues, rockabilly, New Orleans swing, and what has been termed "noir folk." His songs have been covered by Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Steve Earle, and many others. He's a storyteller too. Last night's concert was one of ones I'll remember always. Thought I'd share a few Youtube videos.

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