"Robbery & Murder" is the third installment of David Olney's thematic mini-album series launched in 2011 on Deadbeet Records. Each EP – "Robbery & Murder", "Film Noir" and "The Stone" – includes contemporary reinterpretations of some of David's well-known, signature catalog tunes and several new songs to tell these themed stories.
released October 30, 2012
DAVID OLNEY – ROBBERY & MURDER
Two Love Stories – The story of Betty and Dupree is told from three different angles coming to three different conclusions. But the core of the tale is the diamond ring. It is the key to the romantic negotiating between the two lovers. No ring, no love. The second tale is one of love and treachery, abandonment and murder. We get the story first from Delia’s lover. Next we hear from her husband, and finally, from Delia’s ghost. The course of true love never runs smooth.
1 Go Down, Dupree
2 Another Place, Another Time
3 Banks Of The River (Interlude 1)
4 Betty And Dupree
5 My Family Owns This Town
6 Banks Of The River (Interlude 2)
7 Gold Diamond Ring
8 Banks Of The River
David Olney - vocal, guitar, bass, whistle, ukulele, harmonica
Jack Irwin - drums, percussion, piano, pump organ, vibes, orchestrations
Jim Hoke - saxophones, harmonica, bass harmonica, clarinet, autoharp
Produced by Jack Irwin
Recorded at Silvertone Recording Service
Series Graphic Design by Paul Needham / mohawkvisuals.com
“Pickled Bones” by Mark Gerking, digitally rendered illustration
Photograph of David Olney by Gregg Roth
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RIYL: Townes Van Zandt, Emmylou Harris, Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, Randy Newman, Steve Earle, Buddy Miller