Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

David Olney keeps getting better. The Nashville rocker has become an archivist of American music, with his blues leanings integrated into narratives that merge past and present in exemplary fashion. On last year’s Robbery & Murder, Olney riffed on the versions of the 1930 Willie Walker tune “Betty and Dupree,” with a nod to Chuck Willis’ 1957 rendering of the song. Based on the true story of Frank Dupree’s 1921 robbery of an Atlanta jewelry store — Dupree desired a diamond ring for his girlfriend, Betty, and was apprehended by police and later executed for shooting several policemen as he fled — the song gets an updating from Olney. Robbery & Murder also features Olney’s “My Family Owns This Town,” a song about a rich mill owner who discovers his wife’s infidelity. Olney and his band appear as part of Dragon Park’s Summer Sunday Series, and the show is free. 3 p.m. at Fannie Mae Dees Park

—Edd hurt

Sun, May 19 | 3:00 PM
Fannie Mae Dees Park
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David Olney

Nashville TN  |  Singer-Songwriter

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