With no less than thirty albums to his credit (including six live, mostly captured in Holland) and three more with various formations, David OLNEY displays, at 70 brooms, a musical career of nearly a half -century. And if he remains relatively unknown in our country, it is obviously not the case in the Netherlands, where he begins a tour of ten dates in October. Although it was unclear whether it was his own batavian roots that were expressed, the late Townes Van Zandt himself quoted David OLNEY among his favorite songwriters. Born in Rhode Island but relocated to Nashville since 1973, it is one of the best-kept secrets among the wildlife of local musicians. It is indeed not trivial to count among its admirers artists such as Steve Earle, Linda Ronstadt or Emmylou Harris. And if one can without effort put away his art in the "Americana" section, it must however be specified that David OLNEY does not pay in classical country. A little like a Johnny Dowd, his compositions portray in turn with irony and empathy the vagaries, errors and procrastination of a human condition which he proves to be one of the most acute scrutinizers. Titles like the "Running From Love" and "This Side Or The Other" poems are next to the "I Spy" and "Border Town" acerbics (which would have suited the Orson Touch Of Evil soundtrack very well). Welles). The "Death Will Not Divide Us" shuffle-rag evokes Neil Young and J.J. Cale at their best, as does the lapidary "Wall" with Tom Waits. In what waters David OLNEY spawns: an original first fill! The lyrics are fully transcribed in the booklet, and the likes of the harmonicist Charlie McCoy and the guitarist Steve Dawson (who co-produces and officiates at the lap-steel and pedal-steel) surround this great man, able to move the most hardened hearts ("Open Your Heart") as well as to state socialist manifestos ("Stand Tall"), and to conclude on an unprecedented and unexpected resumption of the "She's Not There" Zombies ...! Undoubtedly, David OLNEY is of the almost extinct maverick race. Discover the emergency, you will thank us later!