David Newbould is setting himself up for an active 2017. The year begins with new recordings helmed by Leroy Powell, slated to be the bedrock for a summer 2017 release. It sees the release of Dan Baird & Homemade Sin‘s Rollercoaster CD, which includes 5 new David Newbould songs (a total of 13 David Newbould songs are spread out over the last 4 Baird / Homemade Sin releases). It also includes steady American and late summer European tour dates, and the continuation of a weekly midweek residency at Kimbro’s in Franklin, TN. This all follows a 2016 that saw the release of 2 proud EP’s: The Devil Is His Name and Live At The Building.
That high lonesome sound, evoking winds that blow through valleys of fear and over plains of wistful peace. David Newbould’s voice embodies that high and lonesome state of being. His songs have been featured in 10 network TV shows/films (CBS’ Criminal Minds and Harper’s Island, WB’s Dawsons Creek and 7th Heaven, Paramount’s Joan of Arcadia, Fox’s Party Of Five, CBS’ Threshold, Lifetime’s Monarch Cove, Lifetime Movie’s The Two Mr. Kissels, and Millennium Films’ Streets Of Blood – starring 50 Cent and Val Kilmer), and his 7 official releases have received enthusiastic critical acclaim, as well as spots on charts such as the Euro Americana, Freeform American Roots (FAR), and Roots 66. He has been practicing his trade since he was a young boy, and his journey has taken him through many towns and many adopted homes.
Born in Toronto, Canada, he left for the United States toward the end of his teenage years. Following in the footsteps of many of his heroes, he focused his attentions on New York City, first landing a spot as a guitar player for indie recording artists The Mercenaries, then eventually finding his own songwriting voice and performing his own material in clubs. He released 2 EP’s (Lab Rat, David Newbould), and developed a loyal fan base all through relentless performances and word of mouth – no label publicity, no major press, no glitz. Just songs that touched people’s lives and make an indelible mark. Eventually, he relocated to Austin, TX, where he had videos in rotation on Austin Music Network/ME Television, recorded his third EP (Everyone’s Got Their Own 10), his first full length CD (Big Red Sun), and an ambitious live CD/DVD package (The Long Way Home: David Newbould & Friends – Live From Austin). He had 10 film/TV songs placements, and developed his most dedicated and thorough following to date. David carved out a niche as not only a melodic and heartfelt songwriter, but also one who performs with great energy and will command a crowd. At every show he converts new people with his brand of high lonesome rock and roll. It is a brand which celebrates all of rock and roll’s melodic past, and which is familiar to those who love storytelling music. There is a consistent flow of high quality songs coming out of him, as well as performances – constant performances.
In the spring of 2009, David Newbould relocated to Nashville, TN. Having spent several years touring, he had by this point demanded attention as a songwriter worthy of notice. The album, Tennessee, was released in April 2013, and reached #5 on the Euro Americana charts, as well as placing on the FAR (Freeform American Radio) and Roots 66 charts. In late 2013, 2 songs he wrote with (former Georgia Satellites frontman) Dan Baird appeared on the well received Dan Baird And Homemade Sin CD, Circus Life. In 2015, 3 more appeared on the same band’s 2015 Get Loud! (including the title track), and in 2016 and 2017, 8 more songs appeared on Baird’s SoLow and Homemade Sin’s Rollercoaster albums. 2016 also saw the release of two new David Newbould EP’s: The Devil Is His Name, and Live At The Building.
David’s fan base is currently made up largely of groups of loyal supporters, but as he continues to release music and widen his audience, the larger and more universal his appeal will become.