(Translated from Dutch) “The Devil Is His Name” is the seventh release of the American singer-songwriter David Newbould from Nashville, Tennessee. Previously published are three other EP-particles, two full CDs of “The Long Way Home” from 2010 and “Tennessee” in 2013, and one live album of the Americana songs bringing rocker, who in his musical career as a much sought potboiler of songs already composed a lot of music for television series and movies.
Quite some years did the Toronto, Canada-raised artist work to sell his rock music in New York City, but it really began to run well when he had to and keep moving, first to Austin, Texas to finally definitively going to settle in Nashville in 2009. The trade press who commented on his records in recent years talked about comparisons of his work with that of, inter alia, Ray LaMontagne, Ryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young.
The EP “The Devil Is His Name” consists of four songs that David Newbould wrote by himself and recorded for this mini album with his familiar backing band “The Stowaways’, consisting of bassist Jason Navo and drummer Joe Dorn. Other musicians on this recording a handful bijstaken were Michael Webb on harmonium on the song “Clam Bake City,” Andrew Sovine on lead guitar, Jefferson Crow on keyboards, Peter Hyrka to fiddle with a tit swinging album title track, and Shawn Mayer and background vocalist on the song “Standing at the Crossroads Too Long”.
The only real ballad on this album is the song “Love You Like I Don’t Know How”, a song which in our humble opinion the songwriting qualities and the excellent voice of David Newbould can best respite. The next full album of this artist there is likely to arrive soon, but until then we will have to do a bit with these four songs.