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“Remember when groups like The Band, The Heartbreakers, and The Allman Brothers 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...”
“The ambitiousness of this live CD/DVD offering ("The Long Way Home") says as much about David Newbould's well-developed repertoire as it reflects his confident facility with performance. There's nothing tentative or green here; (Newbould) is fully in command of his talents and direction...”
"It Can Always Be Worse"...haunting harmony vocals coupled with eerie fiddle, piano, lead guitar and old-timey banjo...breaths a splendid world-weariness...hypnotic nature and fabulous interplay... "Dakota" defines praise...this twin release is one set to be revisited more than most...
“Released together with a live DVD this album is must of everyone who digs the Texas Americana Scene...Newbould brings us a series of incredible great tunes we all come to love over the past years...know this man is singer songwriter pur sang!”
“Country Music is in awful shape and has been since the 1980s when something curious happened. Neo-Conservatives found a way to cause a backlash against the genre’s innovators and rebels...Few of the today’s artists would have made it in the peak days of the genre. David Newbould is one who migh”
“I had a driveway moment with Long Way Home. Two days before the New Year, full moon overhead, I arrived at a party midway through the hauntingly graceful "Old Friend." I sat in the car through the end of the song, enfolded in the melody and the darkness and bubble of peace in my rapidly cooling car.”
“..."Newbould sings every word with a dusty radiance. Though his adeptness with hazy sketches predominates, Newbould blazes brightest when blurring alternate hues of exhaustion and exuberance..."”
“Newbould possesses a voice with which you are instantly comfortable. And he has a way with a ballad...The backup band is tight...including star turns by Cindy Cashdollar and Redd Volkaert...The live DVD rocks with unburnished energy, reinforcing the feeling that Newbould is 100% authentic.”
"...no matter how he does it, David Newbould deserves to be heard and Big Red Sun deserves everyone's undivided attention."
"Big Red Sun has a glowing emotional center that makes it a perfect way to brighten a gloomy day."
"Passionate and emotional...Big Red Sun comes up big...chillingly fantastic..."
"Possessing all the ingredients to be River City's next "It Boy"...introspective folk and stout country rock. There's a huge market for this..."