Last One to Know
BIOGRAPHY DAVID WADDELL: VETERAN BASSIST, SONGWRITER AND SINGER Born in South Carolina, he started professional career playing with 'THE PLATTERS', in 1968 . Worked for years playing bass on the 'CHITLIN CIRCUIT" of the deep south in R&B bands. He gravitated to Nashville in the early 70's and built a monument of work as a session player and harmony singer. Over a period of 14 years in Nashville, played and recorded with TOWNES VAN ZANDT, BILLY JOE SHAVER,KATHY MATEO, WILLIE NELSON, DON EVERLY, JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ ;RICHARD DOBSON, J.D.SUMNER AND THE STAMPS, STELLA PARTON, J.J. CALE, MARSHALL CHAPMAN, BOBBY WHITLOCK (DEREK AND THE DOMINOS), GEORGE CUMMINGS (DR. HOOK), PAT MCLAUGHLIN, DOUG DILLIARD, THE MEMPHIS HORNS, DICKY BETTS, ROY BUCHANAN, DAN PENN/SPOONER OLDHAM, AND LONNIE MACK and BILLY DON BURNS. David toured California and recorded with J.J.CALE's the #8 (1981) Album in L.A. on Polygram. On this J.J. CALE- tour, NEIL YOUNG played with the band in San Jose and at the Waldorf Theater, San Francisco. He moved to Austin and again played with old friends BILLY JOE, TOWNES and guitar great LONNY MACK . On many of the Austin gigs the LONNIE MACK band second guitar was Texas native son STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN. Worked with the legendary RONNIE LANE (Faces). He befriended BLAZE FOLEY, played and recorded 'LIVE AT THE OUTHOUSE'. 'THE CHARACTERS' were formed and recorded 'ACT I' on the German record label ''Line Records''. They recorded 'CRACK IN TIME', ''SOUNDS FROM THE 4th WORLD', ''SOLDIER'', ''LE VOYAGEUR'' with the CALVIN RUSSELL Band for the French "New Rose" label and toured Europe over 5 years with major success. Back in Austin, he produced and played on the debut record for "Silenz" recording artist PAT MEARS, two CDs on RICH MINUS, for "New Rose', 2 CDs on Swiss artist JIMY HOFER. Recorded "ELECTION DAY" with SHERI FRUSHAY. David sang "BIG CADILLAC", the first title track on VOL. II of the BLAZE FOLEY-tribute "IF I COULD ONLY FLY" on Spanish label "Borderdreams". Recorded 2 CDs with 'THE KEEPERS' on "Munich records", Holland. Davids co-write with BRAD BOBINSKY ''APRIL IN PARIS'' is a great cut on ''LOOKING FOR A SIGN" (THE KEEPERS). He also played bass on 2 cuts off the JESSE TAYLOR release 'TEXAS TATTOO'... David´s co-write with BILLY JOE SHAVER 'MOTHER-TRUCKER" appeared on the 'HIGHWAY OF LIFE' and 'RIG ROCKS' albums. In 1999 recorded "SCARLET SONG" with SHERI FRUSHAY who recieved I.C.M.A.G "BEST ARTIST"-award and toured Europe two years David´s song "REAL GO-GETTER" is the single on JIMMY LEE JONES´CD "REAL GO GITTER".BOB BROWN recorded ''REAL GO-GETTER'' on his debut CD. 'TALK OF THE TOWN" a co-write with SHERI FRUSHAY is on the MELISSA SELLERS CD "DEEP SOUTH AUSTIN"as a duet with David. Also Melissa recorded his ''I CAN'T WIN'' on her latest live CD. (2) The "SKEETERS" from Alabama recorded "MOTHER TRUCKER"on their album "EASY FOR THE TAKIN" in 2005. The new Nashville rising star JOHNNY NAPP recorded David´s song ''STONE COUNTRY" with GARTH BROOKS old band in August 2006. The ''REDNECK BOYS'' from Austin recorded ''REAL GO-GETTER'' .(2007) David Waddell co-produced the TOWNES VAN ZANDT realease 'IN THE BEGINNING' on Compadre records. He again played with J.J. CALE at the Belmont theatre, Nashville 2004 and was joined by TONY JOE WHITE. He also played bass on the SERGIO MARK WEBB CD ''LONG GREEN MILE'' while in Nashville. David's CD "LAST ONE TO KNOW" in 2004 was released on TVZ records. In October 2005 "Waddell Hollow Records" debued with their first CD. BLAZE FOLEY´s "WANTED MORE DEAD THAN ALIVE". An archival recording he and brother LELAND WADDELL played on and produced. This CD landed #3 in the "Austin Chronicle" 2005 top 10 best of Austin poll . Was #2 in the F.A.R. Charts for 2 months and won the "Historic" category for 2005. Placed #14 in the Euro-Americana radio charts for two months. Since October 2006 David Waddell lives in South-Germany. He is touring Europe with his new band 'DAVID WADDELL & HELLBOUND TRAIN'. July 1, 2007 marked the release''TRUCK BROKE DOWN'' across Europe. ''TRUCK'' was the ''Album of the Week'' pick at Texas-Radio, Netherlands, and Radio ''TERRE FRANCE" 105.7 Fm.. This new self-released CD has recieved airplay in Holland, Germany, France, Switzerland, Belgium, England, Scotland, Austria, Italy and Internet Radio stations worldwide. 'TRUCK BROKE DOWN '' made the TOP TEN ''Best of 2007'' on Radio Osterpol, Austria. The HELLBOUND TRAIN toured Germany,Switzerland,France and Austria in 2008. David played Bass on the July/August 2008 European Tour with Nashville Country-Star GAIL DAVIES. In that band was PATTY MITCHELL on Mandolin, a former DIXIE CHICKS and on Lap Steel was CHRIS SCRUGGS of BR-549 fame. In 2009, DAVID WADDELL & HELLBOUND TRAIN released a third CD recorded in Switzerland and Mastered in Holland with Dutchman JOS HAAGMANS entitled ''Lone Star Over Texas'' on Coates Cat Records. The SUN SKIPPERS, a swiss rockabilly band recently recorded Davids song One More Day/ One More Dollar in October 2009. David produced a new record for Swiss Songwriter ''Krizz'' on E.S.P Records for release in spring 2010.