The New Old-Fashioned frontman seeks help and finds it on most recent solo EP

David Payne is a Dayton, OH singer-songwriter and frontman for Americana band The New Old-Fashioned. His second solo release, Cheaper Than Therapy, is a six-song EP of acoustic ballads that celebrate the life of a working musician as much as it condemns its frustrations and limitations. Recorded at home by Payne and mastered by Micah Carli at Popside Recording, the EP evokes the tender sides of songwriters like Ryan Adams and Jason Isbell, both of which Payne considers among his top influences. Payne’s debut solo album, Twenty-One, was released in 2009.