Americana UK

Americana UK

“The album is a deep-dive into the mind of a man with incredible wisdom and an undeniable talent for both personal and social observations which are carefully crafted to send both a message and provoke thought within the listener.”

Goldmine

Goldmine

“His turgid rumblings and gritty ballads are as ominous as ever, each an astute example of a style that effectively ploughs the rich top soil of arcane Americana music.”

Rootsville (Belgium)

Rootsville (Belgium)

"This new album by David Onley is an example of how pleasant Americana can and should sound."

Paris Move

Paris Move

"The late Townes Van Zandt himself quoted David OLNEY among his favorite songwriters."

East Nashvillian

East Nashvillian

“I wanted to explore the idea of walls,” Olney said about the LP. “What does a wall mean? What does it mean to be an immigrant who comes upon that wall as a wanderer, someone lost and alone?”

Messenger Newspapers UK

Messenger Newspapers UK

“Veteran singer-songwriter Olney has been one of Americana's most prolific performers for more than three decades now, delivering his moodily memorable reflections on the human condition with an eloquence and honesty which has earned him the admiration of such illustrious peers as Emmylou Harris and the late great Townes van Zandt.”

That Devil Music

That Devil Music

“Olney’s poetic wordplay, intriguing story-songs, and world-weary vocals put him in a class by himself, the man’s talents transcending mediocrity to deliver the truly magnificent with This Side or the Other.” 

Cashbox Canada

Cashbox Canada

“But David Olney knows words. He knows what they can do, and when paired with a bitter/sweet melody, they can take on a life of their own.

And maybe they can even tear down walls.”

Pop Matters

Pop Matters

“His old friend Townes Van Zandt once compared Olney's abilities to that of Mozart, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Bob Dylan. Can there be higher praise?”

Don & Sheryl's Blues Blog

Don & Sheryl's Blues Blog

“David Olney, was one of the forefathers of what is now referred to as Americana.”

Americana Highways

Americana Highways

“This Side Or The Other is a slow burn stoked by decades of watching, writing and waiting for just the right time to flame.”

American Blues Scene

American Blues Scene

"Hailed as a “songwriter’s songwriter,” David Olney is a Nashville founding father of Americana music.”

No Depression

No Depression

“The underrated Nashville singer-songwriter pulls from a vast vat of empathy on this piercingly relevant release.”