It was really sad to hear that the acclaimed American Songwriter David Olney died (mid-performance) yesterday at a Festival in Florida.
I remember fondly his show at The Tyne bar he did for us way back, and also the one in the studio in Live Theatre… both very special & from a special man too.
I was lucky enough to catch him in Austin a couple of times and was quite astonished how few people were at both shows. He was a master songwriter and a master act. He was very approachable too .. l suppose he was an artist that really was under appreciated on the whole, especially here. However his death has even been reported in today’s The Daily Mail because of the way he died.
I did an recent interview for the archives with Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay and David cropped up as their favourite songwriter… I don’t think l need to say anymore