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David Y. Waddell

(singer, songwriter and bass player as well as producer)

David Young Waddell, singer, producer and songwriter started as a professional working in The Bowery in Myrtle Beach S.C. playing with a band called Wild Country, later known as Alabama. By age sixteen he had his own band formed and worked with the Platters. On his nineteenth birthday, David and his band moved to Austin, Texas after being discovered by a Austin Promoter who set him up opening shows for Johnny Winter. After two years he moved to Nashville to join his brother Leland and started writing songs and playing bass with Billy Joe Shaver, J.J. Cale, Stella Parton, Pat McLaughlin and many more top shelf artist. David got the J.J. Cale California Tour in 1981 and recorded J.J.Cale’s #8 record with Polygram records, on tour, he also played with Boz Scaggs and Neil Young. 

Moving back to Austin, again working with Billy Joe Shaver, also Townes Van Zandt, Blaze Foley and produced, along with his brother, the first two records on Pat Mears, and worked/co-wrote with Sheri Frushay. His introduction to Europe came with the success of the Calvin Russell band and toured 5 years in Europe. With his connections worldwide, David moved to Konstanz, Germany in 2006, he started his band David Waddell & Hellbound Train playing all original songs and has recorded 4 albums of his own material in Europe. He produced one record on KRIZZ, a Swiss artist. His latest production work with Claudia Zimmermann, the record Truly Country, is soon to be released.

David lives in lives in Southern Germany.  His website is here.

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