RNR

RNR

“His forte is to lay open a subject as seen through the eyes of others and in so doing explore difference and let the listener take their own standpoint.”

That Devil Music

That Devil Music

“Transcending mediocrity to deliver the truly magnificent”

Music Row

Music Row

“A mountain of vocal charisma as well as a stunning song poet.”

Originalrock.net

Originalrock.net

“Delivering his moodily memorable reflections on the human condition with an eloquence and honesty.”

Jazz Weekly

Jazz Weekly

“Olney’s well traveled voice rides a nice shotgun on “Always the Stranger.”

Glide Magazine

Glide Magazine

“We can just as easily call this pairing of Olney with Dawson and these musicians magical.”

Whisperin' and Hollerin'

Whisperin' and Hollerin'

“The title track in particular is very affecting and, thanks to his soft, vulnerable vocals, the heartstrings are also expertly tugged.”

Folking.com

Folking.com

“Olney plays it right.”

FATEA

FATEA

“Thoroughly recommended.”

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?”