Texas in the Round: Eric Taylor, David Olney, and Denice Franke

Monday, November 18, 8:00 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring
$12 advance/$15 door

"Eric Taylor was one of my heroes and teachers when I started playing around Houston in the early 1970s. He’s the real deal."—Steve Earle

You’ve heard their songs performed by the likes of Nanci Griffith, Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt. Three of the most respected narrative songwriters will share the stage, trading songs and stories in the Texas tradition. Franke’s 2001 release, "Comfort" (produced by Eric Taylor) is a tour de force of tight and variegated ensemble playing, passionate singing, emotionally stirring lyrics, and haunting, catching melodies. Nanci Griffith said "If you miss an opportunity to hear Eric Taylor, you have missed a chance to hear a voice I consider the William Faulkner of songwriting in our current time." When Townes Van Zandt was once asked to name his favorite composers he listed Mozart, Bob Dylan, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and David Olney. Don’t just take our word for it, this is a lineup that simply can’t be

"Dave Olney is one of the best songwriters I’ve ever heard – and that’s true. I mean that from my heart."

–Townes Van Zandt

"Denice Franke is a sensitive and compelling singer and songwriter."
–Lyle Lovett



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