David Olney with Sergio Webb + Anne McCue will perform at Poplar Playhouse on May 26, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. (START TIME CHANGED AT THE REQUEST OF THE ARTISTS) $20-30 suggested donation, all $ to the artists. BYOB/snacks. www.berkeleyhouseconcerts.org
Over the course of four decades and 25 critically acclaimed albums, Olney’s unforgettable songs and powerful performances have attracted a devoted following the world over. Such luminaries as Emmylou Harris, Del McCoury and Linda Ronstadt have recorded his songs, and Townes Van Zandt famously listed him among his four favorites — along with Dylan, Mozart and Lightnin’ Hopkins.
Olney’s musical path brought him to Nashville in 1973, that city’s equivalent to Paris in the 1890s. He fell in with a creative cabal (Guy Clark, Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt, Rodney Crowell, John Hiatt, et al.) whose new attitudes and creative chance-taking broadened and deepened the scope of Music City songwriting.
Sydney born, Nashville based Anne McCue will open the show.
“The virtual definition of ‘triple threat.’ A potent singer, thoughtful songwriter and tough guitarist.” – Billboard