David Newbould

David Newbould

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandFolkAmericana

Unique, tasteful, introspective singer/songwriter. Passionate Americana music, occasional barn burning country/rock n' roll. Wide and heartfelt exuberance, with rare writing and singing voice. Tours USA and Canada, 10 TV/movie/DVD placements. Performing Songwriter Magazine Best of 2008.

Biography

David Newbould is an exciting singer/songwriter/performer, and he has many believers who can testify to the passion and earnestness he puts into his work. His music has appeared on 10 Network TV Shows/Films/DVD’s/Movie Trailers to date (CBS’ "Criminal Minds" and "Harper's Island", WB’s "Dawson’s 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). He has performed to acclaim at numerous ASCAP songwriting events, and can count among his fans certain executives at Universal Music, Sony Canada, RCA Records, North Star Music Group, and Primary Wave Music Publishing.

For many years he focused his attentions on New York City, performing both solo in clubs and then with a band. He 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.

At a certain point, David decided to relocate to Austin, TX. There he appeared on numerous radio and TV shows, had videos in rotation on Austin Music Network/ME Television, recorded his third EP, his first full length CD, and his ambitious live CD/DVD package. He had 10 songs placed through North Star, 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 who have never heard or seen him before. He plays a brand of rock and roll that isn’t limited to such genres as Americana, classic rock, or singer-songwriter restraint. It is a brand which celebrates all of rock music’s melodic past, and one which is still familiar to those who love rock and roll, and all the richness and depth it has to offer. His mailing list has ballooned over time, and 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. He toured much of 2009 and 2010, and began to demand attention as a songwriter worthy of notice. In late 2010, he began work on a new album of his songs with producer Ben Strano. The album will also - for the first time in his career – feature some co-written material, songs written with such folks as Rose Falcon, Adlai Waxman, and Kalisa Ewing. In late 2011, he struck up a professional relationship with veteran manager Fred Kewley (Harry Chapin, Chet Atkins). His new album, Tennessee, is slated for release in fall 2012.

David grew up in Toronto, Canada, but has made the US his target audience. His 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.

Lyrics

Don't Give Me Your Heart

Written By: David Newbould

I remember sitting along the banks
When we were young, building tanks
We never thought we had to give thanks - for what?
Evening time on the porch
Working up our victory march
A memory can be a whole lot, but enough
All we wanted, I know
Was a truth to wrap around

Don't give me your heart, I don't want to know
Will I have nothing left to show
California, I don't think so
Or anywhere I go
Anywhere I go

Waking up to a cattle prod
The winds of change
Blow around our 5th generation yard
Until we're up
You and I on the 4th of May
Life forever from this day
We saw such a clear way
All we want, I know
Is a truth to wrap around

Don't give me your heart, I don't want to know
Will I have nothing left to show
California, I don't think so
Or anywhere I go
Anywhere I go

You will always stay with me
Easy as it seems

Don't give me your heart, I don't want to know
Will I have nothing left to show
California, I don't think so
Don't give me your heart, I don't want to know
I don't want nothing to show
California, no, no
Or anywhere I go
Anywhere I go
Anywhere but home

-words and music by David Newbould, 10-70 Music (ASCAP)

Always Coming Home

Written By: David Newbould and Rose Falcon

I emptied out the left side of the closet
Went down to the hardware store and made a couple keys
Picked some yellow flowers from the garden
Follow the path of petals, you'll find everything you need
Can't promise you won't miss the sunset in Texas and cry
But I'll do my best, Baby, to wipe your eyes dry

I may go for days where my guitar takes me
That's just what I do
I may fly away on a western bound jet plane
But I'm always coming home to you
Always coming home to you

It sure is nice to see you in the morning
I got used to sleeping in the middle of the bed
It's lonely in the company of strangers
But here with you, my darling, I can finally rest my head
Can't promise you won't miss the size of the west Texas sky
But I'll take the Tennessee hills
Long as you're by my side

I may go for days where my guitar takes me
That's just what I do
I may fly away on a western bound jet plane
But I'm always coming home to you
Always coming home to you

Hang your pictures, fill the drawers
Rearrange until it feels like yours
Walk around without your clothes
Break it in and make it feel like home
This is home

I may go for days where my guitar takes me
That's just what I do
I may fly away on a western bound jet plane
But I'm always coming home to you

I may go for days where my guitar takes me
That's just what I do
I may fly away on a western bound jet plane
But I'm always coming home to you
Always coming home to you

-words and music by David Newbould, 10-70 Music (ASCAP), and Rose Falcon

Don't Give Up On Love

Written By: David Newbould

Eddie had a place he liked to go when the sun went down
Down by the water, it took him away from the troubles he done found
He's had it rough, disability checks don't put bread on the table
He'd sit and wonder how a man like him is ever supposed to be able
He's got a woman and a family on the way
She says, "Baby, tomorrow..."
And he drifts off to another place

Don't you give up on love
It always finds a way in the end
You think maybe it's had its day
But it comes 'round to surprise you, my friend
Don't you give up on love
It's something you won't drop
You think it's found a way to quit
But when it's true it never stops
Don't you give up on love
Baby, don't give up on love

Well you get married down at the church by the waterfall
You build a home with your own two hands and take help if it calls
You might lose everything you have, that's OK
Any woman or man can wake up to find it didn't go their way
The empty streets, the crowded halls
A two lane highway for one and all

Don't you give up on love
It's never going to let you down
You think you've got it figured out
But it comes running around and around
Don't you give up on love
Time is all it takes
Maybe not an easy ride
But you can't lose sight of the stakes
Don't you give up on love
Baby, don't give up on love

I know that sometimes
It seems that no-one will care
All you do is look in the mirror
Look in the mirror and stare
You just want to leave, swear you'll never return
But the fire in this heart needs somebody's help to burn

Jackie had a baby, and that baby grew up to be a girl
Was all that she wanted, all she had ever asked for in this world
But she came home one day and said, "There's something I have to tell you, Ma
Every day I close my eyes, I clench my fists, and I wonder 'bout my Pa"

Well Baby, don't give up on love
It always finds a way in the end
You think maybe it's had it's day
But it comes 'round to surprise you and then
Don't you give up on love
It's something you won't drop
You think it's found a way to quit
But don't give up on love

-words and music by David Newbould, 10-70 Music (ASCAP)

Put The Brakes On Us

Written By: David Newbould

At night in a dream
The cold of a window screen
The sirens off the table
With the books and the magazines
It don't come first
It don't come fair
It don't come any other time-
That you think it might be there
Some things you don't have to share
Put the brakes on us
Put the brakes on us
Put the brakes on us, she always said
She always said
Always wanting the best
Nothing more and nothing less
Get it all with an iron hand and
A sturdy boat and a heavy chest
And victims of change
Lives done rearranged
Wait 'till everything else feels the same
Nothing forgotten, nothing gained
Put the brakes on us
Put the brakes on us
Put the brakes on us, she always said
It's something to me
That lonely energy
It rises like a moon -
And sits back like a waiting sea
And you can't relate
What you hear to what you state
My love, you don't have to wait
Put the brakes on us
Put the brakes on us
Put the brakes on us, she always said
She always said

words and music (c) by David Newbould (ASCAP), North Port Music (ASCAP) 2003

It Can Always Be Worse

Written By: David Newbould

Out here we drink our whiskey
Out here dreaming of gold
Out here we run when the high tide comes
All of us, baby, young and old
Out here we have our shelter
Out here we fight the cold
But it ain't so much when up against riches you can never hold
My daddy, he always told me
"Think of the other man first
You can stay all night if you're lonely
It can always be worse, oh boy
It can always be worse"

My family, they left me stranded
Took a Greyhound bus
Well you know right then, son, you'll have to dig
Once you shake off all the rust
Out here there ain't much diamonds
Out here there ain't much of much
25 is a long, long time
I've been waiting for her touch
Once I knew my place, son
The hunger and the thirst
You can stay all night if you're lonely
It can always be worse, oh boy
It can always be worse

I ain't no rider
Ain't no kind of law
That ain't me, those lonely plains
Those them plains that never fall, oh no
Anybody can fall

There ain't nothing out here
Nothing in this mud
Nothing, son, that a man can't find
In the well of his own blood
Once we all had silver
Once we had the chance
Once we crossed the great divide
Held it in our very hands
You can tell your baby, your youngest and your first
"You can stay all night if you're lonely
It can always be worse
You can stay all night if you're lonely
It can always be worse, oh boy
It can always be worse, my baby
It can always be worse"

-words and music copyright by David Newbould, 10-70 Music (ASCAP)

Dakota

Written By: David Newbould

I left you dry on the back porch of your home
I never wanted so much to just let you be alone
I tried, Darling, to understand my fears
They never made sense to me
At least the ones I could hear
At times I lay down and let the wind tell its tale
We had our chance, our one chance
Didn't win but we didn't fail
Didn't win but we didn't fail

I am on the job from dusk to dawn
I walk the miles
Do when I'm called upon
Once upon a time I had a dream
I drew on it daily
Kept my barrel clean
Often I sit back, I sit back and regail
I had my chance, my one chance
Didn't win but I didn't fail
Didn't win but I didn't fail

Sometimes it comes
When you're not looking up
Sometimes the morning is rough

Well I know my son, he loves me like he should
He comes out in the morning
Tells me he slept good
Sometimes I wonder how he knows
He offers up his best, thinks nothing of the blows
"Daddy", he says, "Tell me all you will"

I had my chance, son, my one chance
Didn't win but I didn't fail
We had our chance, our one chance
Didn't win but we didn't fail
Didn't win but we didn't fail

-words and music by David Newbould, 10-70 Music (ASCAP)

Things That We've Done

Written By: David Newbould

I'm not hearing what you're telling me
I'm not waking up from your dream
It is overblown
'Cause, Baby, when I'm home
I know what I'm hearing
I know where we've gone

We could watch the sunset every night
The factories were full, our city had it right
The tax assessors came
The numbers made it so plain
We had our hands in shelter from the rain
Now my family, we are on the run
The things that we've done
The things that we've done

I know there was once a time
Daddy on the yards
Would come in off the line
"Kids", he'd say, "The way you keep your troubles at bay -
Just remember all the good lord say"
Now mile after mile, the moonlight then the sun
And the things that we've done
The things that we've done

Oh and if we're scared
We're not unaware

I'm not hearing what you're telling me
I'm not waking up from your dream
The promises made - Baby, never will they fade
The only difference is in the trade
Now my family, what have we become
The things that we've done
The things that we've done
The things that we've done
The things that we've done

-words and music by David Newbould, 10-70 Music (ASCAP)

Discography

2000 - Lab Rat EP (ind.)
2001 - David Newbould EP (ind.)
2002 - Everyone’s Got Their Own 10 EP (ind.)
2007 – Big Red Sun CD (ind., North Star Media)
2010 - The Long Way Home, David Newbould & Friends Live From Austin CD/DVD (ind.)
2013 - Tennessee CD (ind.)

Set List

Set is anywhere from 45 minutes to 4 hours, depending on the venue, needs, and pay. If a long night, will do some covers - Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, etc... Otherwise, sticks to own material, has served well.