David Newbould And Friends: Long Way ...

David Newbould And Friends: Long Way Home Live

There are 1 comment on the DVD Verdict story from Dec 24, 2009, titled David Newbould And Friends: Long Way Home Live. In it, DVD Verdict reports that:

"I'm ready for a good defining moment, let me have at it." I have to confess, before receiving this CD/DVD combo I was completely, absolutely unfamiliar with the work of David Newbould.

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Rob Moira

Gallatin, TN

#1 Jan 17, 2010
Here's another review for the same album, from shakefiremedia.com (a site that actually reviews music):

David Newbould: The Long Way Home
Grade: A
4.34 stars (out of 4)

Former New Yorker turned Austenite turned Nashville star David Newbould releases an homage and a good bye to his old stomping grounds of Austin Texas with the help of an extraordinary group of musicians/friends offering up a slice of something forgotten.

Remember when groups like The Band, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, and The Allman Brothers Band would put out albums that avoided generalization, reached further then their genres would allow, made music out of a necessity rather then to reach a particular audience? Newbould & Friends is a revisit to those days where it was just a mash up of styles honed together around working class vocals spilling folk narrative to no one in particular and somehow managing to reach everyone. Lyrically its all about honesty with Newbould, but more then that its the way in which his delivery is both focused where it needs to be, beautiful or intoned with a deep resonating darkness, as well as carefree and lazily tossed out over the music, as if instead of hundreds hes singing to a small group of friends.

On a whole the album is rich with sound from piano to guitar and bass to fiddle to the accompanying vocals of Megan Melara and Wendy Colonna which add an even greater depth to the vocals. Its almost a complete and frenzied jam session with almost to much for the ears to handle, desperately trying to cling to one aspect of the music while another comes out of nowhere and just floors you. Ill admit it took me a couple of tries to get used to Newboulds delivery but only because, since Id never heard of him before, I had no idea what to expect, but no doubt he wont disappoint when you hear him. A great performance.

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