Omar's Blues is a trilogy of song cycles, based loosely on The Rubaiyat, and with a supporting cast of Dead Reckoners including Mike Henderson, Kieran Kane and Fats Kaplan among others. In contrast to the more quiet, introspective and acoustic music he made in the past, much of Omar's Blues rocks out like never before. The lyrical density is still there, with references to the obscure (Jean Paul Levesque in "Paris Incident") and the popular (DeGaulle and Ray Charles in "Omar's Blues #3"), and the imagery is as powerful as ever.
In a perfect world, David Olney would be famous and his work would be studied by academicians. For now, though, he must content himself with the small cult following he has garnered over the years of hard work. Some day, someone is going to rediscover Omar's Blues, and Olney's genius will be recognized. -- James Kelly
David Olney plays Eddie's Attic, Sept. 1-2.
Killin it. So damn sexy
ooooohhhh, I'm so excited!! I can't wait to see them together!
come on man you know you got a bromance. you probably still rock that OutKast…