Olivia Chaney

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Sunday, April 04, 2010

Olivia Chaney's voice is subtle and virtuosic. It carries listeners delicately into powerful emotions. Accompanying herself on guitar, Indian harmonium, and piano, Olivia reaches back to British folk songs, and forward to her own original songs to make music that's timeless and immediate. This London-based performer/songwriter joins host David Garland to talk about and perform her music in the WNYC Studio.

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Olivia Chaney on MySpace

Comments [6]

Victoria from NYC

Cannot WAIT to play "There's Not a Swain" for my fifth graders in their History of Western Music course! Ms. Chaney captures the whole point of what I'm trying to show them.

Jul. 15 2013 07:42 PM
Agate Jade

What is the title of first song ?
I love the song very much.
It remainds me of the days I stayed U.K..

Oct. 14 2010 11:50 AM
Paul Reynolds from New York

She does have an EP out, which I bought at the stunning concert she did in the same swing through New York in which she recorded this session.

Alas, it appears she isn't selling it from her myspace page (, or from anywhere I can find. But go to the myspace page to see and hear more songs from this wonderful artist--the most exciting new folk artist out of England in recent years, to my ears.

Apr. 09 2010 09:57 AM
Mary from Los Angeles

Olivia has such a beautiful voice and accompanies herself wonderfully. I wonder if she has a recording out and, if so, where to find it.

Apr. 07 2010 04:23 PM
Pamela Nankey from Utica, NY

lovely,thank you. just discovered your very interesting show

Apr. 04 2010 09:22 AM
gina ballinger from Graz, Austria

just beautiful music : ) thank you! as always

Apr. 03 2010 07:51 AM

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