One of my most favorite singer/songwriters. Follow the link to American Songwriter and listen to some new Andrew Gold …
He toured with Linda Ronstadt for years, and also performed with a list of luminaries so long, it’s staggering. Even the short list, though, is rather amazing: Roy Orbison, Ringo Starr, Don Henley, The Eagles, James Taylor, Brian Wilson, Art Garfunkel, Carly Simon, Jackson Browne, Neil Young, America,Bonnie Raitt, Nicolette Larson, Maria Muldaur, Neil Diamond, Freddie Mercury, Bette Midler and Cher.
Jackson Browne releases his 9th on February 18, 1986. Rolling Stone’s Jimmy Guterman praised the album because of Browne’s “new-found ability to link the personal to the political …” Me? It’s just a damn fine album.
Townes Van Zandt once praised Olney by saying, “Any time 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,”