“the best songwriter you’ve never heard of,” The Los Angeles Times
“a firebrand founding father of Americana music whose musical bona fides trace straight to the great Townes Van Zandt himself” Nashville Scene
“Anytime anyone asks me who my favorite music writers are, I say Mozart, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Bob Dylan, and Dave Olney. Townes Van Zandt
“It’s rare to find such provocative thoughts and observations in modern rock and folk songs.” ASCAP.com
Olney has a knack for creating the ideal atmosphere for his gothic noir tune.” – Acoustic Guitar Magazine
“…Olney’s place in the pantheon of Nashville songwriters is secure, yet he’s rarely felt the heat of a national spotlight. He has toured the world time and again, yet he could hold the door for T-shirted tourists at The Bluebird and they’d be too busy taking pictures of the empty stage to notice. (This despite the fact he’s penned songs for the TV show Nashville, which features the revered venue with regularity.) But at 66 he’d probably be too wise, too stubborn, and simply too far past the point of caring to take much notice of them either. He seems content to let his body of work speak for itself.”
It helps that the word’s been carried by his many admirers, from Van Zandt and Earle to Johnny Cash. He penned multiple moneymaking songs, including “Deeper Well,” most memorably recorded by Emmylou Harris on her Grammy-winning album Wrecking Ball. The single, which rose to No. 94 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in 1995 and saw international chart activity as well, is indicative of Olney’s poetic gravitas.” No Depression Magazine
The Empire State Railway Museum is located at 70 Lower High Street in Phoenicia, New York. Tickets are $20 at the door or $17 with an advance RSVP. Show time is 7:30 p.m. and the doors open at 7:00 p.m. This is an intimate venue.
Seats can be reserved by emailing us at email@example.com or by calling Flying Cat Music at 845-688-9453. RSVPs must be received by 5:00 p.m.on the day of the show in order to confirm seat availability. Advance seats can only be guaranteed until 7:20 p.m. so please arrive early to claim them.