David Olney dead: American singer and songwriter Amy Rigby announced the news of David Olney’s death on Facebook. She told fans that the artist stopped singing during her third song before apologizing to fans.
He wrote: “David Olney, a handsome man, a legend, a songwriting poet died last night.
“I was sitting next to him in the round, was so acclaimed and looking forward to trading songs with him and Scott Miller.
“Olney was in the middle of her third song when she stopped, apologized, and closed her eyes.”
He said: “He was very still, sitting upright with his guitar on, wearing the most relaxed hat and a pretty rusty suede jacket we laughed about as it was raining like hell outside the boathouse where we play Were living.
“I just wish the picture was as beautiful and dignified as it was because at first, it seemed like he was just taking a moment.”
She added: “Scott Miller had the presence of mind that we needed to revive him.
“The doctors and 30A people in the audience were all working so hard to come to get it.
“I am very sorry for my wife and family and friends and all the people who love her and her music,” he concludes.
Musician Scott Miller also shared a lengthy post on the social media platform.
He wrote: “Last night we lost David Olney, one of the finest songwriters I’ve had the pleasure of playing with and knowing.
“When I did my first show with him (probably 5-6 years ago), my friend Robin Villains said, ‘Oh, you’re in for a treat,’ and indeed I was.”
What a force. What a writer. And what a nice boy.
The singer began his career in 1971 as part of the Bland Simpson band Simpson.
He later formed the band The X-Ray, which recorded two albums and opened for Elvis Costello.
The singer has recorded over 20 albums over four decades, including six live recordings.
After the news of his death, many of his fans come on social media to pay tribute.
One user commented: “The cast has died on stage before, but no one was as softly, calmly, or apologetically as David Olney did yesterday. Rip.”
“Wow … just found out about David Olney’s past performance…. He said that, and slowly he went.”
A third wrote: “Really sad rip David Olney.”
Another wrote: “David Olney, one of Nashville’s truly great little known songwriting giants, died last night.
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