Saturday, May 26, 2012

David Olney The Stone CD review

Representative of my ongoing love affair with Nashville rock music, I've long thought that David Olney was one of the city's most criminally-overlooked talents. A singer/songwriter without peer, Olney often rocks too hard for Music Row, and is too folkie for the Nashville rock crowd.

Still, Olney was one of the pioneers of Nashville's underground rock scene, banging away with the best of 'em during the late 1970s and throughout the '80s. It's good to hear that he's still at it, and at the top of his game, no less! When I heard Olney's latest, a six-song EP titled The Stone, I had to rush out this review for my friends at Blurt:

"David Olney is not a Christian songwriter, per se, nor does he frequent religious themes often, but when he does address matters of faith, he does so with the same intelligence and in the same thought-provoking manner as every song he pens. With The Stone, Olney has successfully wrestled with difficult religious mythology, adding his artistic voice to the history of the tale with no little majesty and grace."

Check out the rest of the review on the Blurt magazine website...

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