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David Newbould announces new album Power UP!

We are excited to announce that David Newbould will release his new album, “Power Up!” on Friday, June 10th, 2022 on Blackbird Record Label! You can pre-order and download, the CD, and LIMITED-EDITION VINYL (300 copies) via Bandcamp. Pre-Save/Pre-Add NOW

The flagship of Americana music format, public radio station WMOT, 89.5 FM, premiered on April 7th, 2022 David Newbould’s new video single Home Depot Glasses, which is a great tribute to John Prine.

David Newbould about his new album. “I’m so proud of this record that I made with my buddy and all-around maestro Scot Sax, and appearances by Bee Taylor, Dave Colella, Tim Denbo, Dylan Sevey, Jason Threm, and Kristin Weber. Art by Dean Tomasek.” We hope it finds your ears and gives you something lasting…

Recorded with producer-collaborator Scot Sax (Wanderlust) during a global pandemic that brought both musicians’ schedules to a halt, Power Up! is an album firmly planted in the now. These are songs about taking stock of the present, counting one’s blessings and walking with a steady heart. Newbould recorded the tracks in a makeshift basement studio in Sax’s Nashville home, the two musicians separated by a pane of glass for health’s sake. While Newbould handled guitars and vocals, Sax played drums and bass, and they shared extraneous instrument duties. They worked together as a self-contained unit, only reaching out to a few friends like Newbould’s live band and Americana Music Award-winning violinist Kristin Weber (who contributed to the album’s cover of Crystal Gayle’s “Ready for the Times to Get Better“) for guest appearances.

“There are a million records out there,” he says. “The only way you can really connect with anyone who hears it is by being as you as you can be. In this instance, we were just doing what we had to do to make an album during a crazy time, between homeschooling our kids, supporting our wives, and keeping ourselves from going crazy.”

To support the release, Kurt de Bont (Rootstown Bookings) is now booking a promotion tour. We are open for Zoom and on-site interviews, radio, TV live sessions, and ideas for live appearances and small live performance opportunities between September 23rd and October 9th, 2022.

  • 23/09/2022 Friday Noardewyn TV the Netherlands – Leeuwarden (morning)
  • 23/09/2022 Paddy O’Ryan – the Netherlands – Leeuwarden (evening)
  • 29/09/2022 Tursday – Heritage Die Erbse – Germany – Dillenburg
  • 30/09/2022 Friday – TBA – Belgium – Herent
  • 01/10/2022 Saturday – La Bonne Idée – Belgium – Sugny