Anne McCue and David Olney with Sergio Webb
What isn't mysterious is McCue's musical talent and range. She was voted the Roots Music Association's Folk Artist of the Year in 2008, performed in a Jimi Hendrix tribute at the 2007 International Guitar Festival and was included in the Four Decades of Folk Rock box set alongside of Bob Dylan and Wilco. She has played in Concert Halls all over the world including the Sydney Opera House.
Heart's Nancy Wilson has described her as "my Aussie clone," while Americana icon Lucinda Williams had this to say: "Initially, her stunning voice hooked me in. Then I got inside the songs. The first chance I got, I went to see her perform . . . I was floored! The combination of her tomboyish beauty mixed with the precision and assertiveness with which she approached the guitar, her surrounding languid and earthy vocals created an intoxicating blend." (from her biography)
Anne McCue describes her new album, Broken Promise Land, as "a bit dirty, a bit rockin', a bit swampy and a bit bluesy, with a touch of mysteriousness to it.
This new album is such a beauty. The song Beautiful Thing is stunning. I love every song on this recordmaybe because Anne McCue is my Aussie clone!" ~~~~~~ NANCY WILSON (HEART)
"Anne McCue has made an amazing album produced and recorded by herself. It sounds great, with her usual high standard of songwriting. I only wish I could have played on it." DUSTY WAKEMAN (Producer/Engineer: Lucinda Williams/Dwight Yoakam/Michelle Shocked)
"In the tradition of Johnny Cash and Tom Waits, Olney has become
A PIONEER OF THE AMERICANA MUSIC SCENE." ( The San Francisco Chronicle )
David Olney is one of the early pioneers of what's known as Americana Music. His songs have been recorded by great artists like Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Del McCoury, Tim O'Brien, Ann Rabson, Kane, Welch and Kaplin, Steve Earle, Slaid Cleaves, Dale Ann Bradley and Lonnie Brooks to name a few.
"David Olney tells marvelous stories, with characters who cling to the hope of enduring love, all the while crossing the deep deivide into that long dak night of the the soul" ( Emmylou Harris).
"Anytime anyone asks me who my favorite music writers are, I say Mozart, Lightnin 'Hopkins, Bob Dylan and Dave Olney.
Dave Olney is one of the best songwriters I've ever heard and that's true. I mean that from my heart."(Townes Van Zandt)
He has released more than 20 albums over four decades, including six live recordings.
Extraordinarily prolific singer-songwriter David Olney has become known worldwide for his intense live performances and intelligent compositions. His old buddy, . Steve Earle, a pretty fine songwriter himself, has played his tunes live, offering his own testimonial. Olney is an inventive, masterful songwriter the songs stand on their own as among the best you'll hear. Live, he's a showman. Like Bruce Springsteen, James Brown, Leonard Cohen, and others he knows the experience is even more important than the songs. He wants to make his audience laugh, cry, and think. But he and long time friend Sergio Webb are at their very best on stage in front of a live audience.
Olney will be joined onstage by touring buddy Sergio Webb.
" GRIPPING and THOUGHT-PROVOKING, proves Olney to be a stone-cold storyteller with an intriguing philosophical bent." ~ Acoustic Guitar
"If FILM NOIR established Olney's affinities with, say, Tom Waits, his new EP The STONE ought to put Olney up there with Bob Franke or Dylan: When Olney essays the anti-sedition Jesus-blues-rock of the new record's 'Brains,' he's talking about the modern world. This is how a literate, blues-loving Nashville songwriter with a philosophical bent interprets the last couple of millennia." ~ The Nashville Scene
A brilliant multi-instrumentalist and often described as everyone's 'favorite guitar player in Nashville' a 'small weird orchestra' in himself.
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