David Olney

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David Charles Olney (March 23, 1948 – January 18, 2020) was an American folk singer-songwriter.[1] He was born in Providence, Rhode Island. Olney performed as a solo singer-songwriter, and released more than 20 albums over forty years. He worked with artists such as John Hadley and Sergio Webb.[2]

His songs were covered by and co-written with Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Linda Ronstadt, Steve Young, Del McCoury, and Laurie Lewis, among others.

Olney died of a heart attack during a performance onstage at the 30A Songwriter Festival in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, on January 18, 2020, at age 71.[3]

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  1. "David Olney". Discogs. Portland, Oregon: Zink Media, Inc. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  2. Waters, T. Wayne (June 18, 2010). "David Olney: Literate, Rabble-Rousing Troubadour". American Songwriter. United States: ForASong Media, LLC. Archived from the original on August 31, 2017. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  3. Variety Staff (January 19, 2020). "Singer-songwriter David Olney dies on stage during performance at Florida festival". NBC News. New York City: NBC. Variety. Retrieved January 19, 2020.

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