Dave Potts | SYM
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Auburn, AL

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artist
Auburn, AL

A singer/songwriter with a gift for melody and a poet's eye for detail, Dave Potts crafts contemporary folk songs with shades of country and Americana, infused with Southern charm. Raised in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, he spent several years living out of the back of his dusty red pickup, typically logging over 50,000 miles a year honing his skills as musician and performer in coffee houses and college bars from coast-to-coast. In 1996, Dave stumbled across the picturesque town of Auburn, Alabama and quickly realized he had found his home. Since settling in Auburn, Dave's songs have shed light on the endearing characters and small towns of the South; a sincere style that has earned him countless awards and accolades. It is the combination of his music and humorous, poker-faced stage presence, however, that defines Dave as an artist. His engaging live shows have established him in the house concert and listening room venues of the modern folk scene where he continues to develop a loyal following throughout the country. Dave Potts is, he deadpans, a seriously funny guy. Whether reflecting the world through the eyes of a career minor league ballplayer or the spouse of a soldier overseas, Dave brings his stories to life with what Dirty Linen Magazine calls "lines that will tug at even the most jaded heart." His hometown newspaper, The OA News, agrees, noting that, "Potts is at the top of his game when singing about the mundane splendor of small-town life-those stolen moments we so often overlook." Prominent internet retailer CD Baby made Dave Potts' latest CD ,$12.99, an Editor's Pick and featured disc of the month upon its release. Their review raves, "His influences aren't surprising (David Wilcox, James Taylor, John Denver) but there is a definite reach beyond genre here, even while his music fits comfortably both within folk and country. That reach is one of unhindered, inspired musicality embodied within music that feels like it was always yearning to be written." Vivid story-teller, accomplished guitarist, and gripping entertainer with a smooth, flannel voice, Dave Potts is indeed many things. As his t-shirts wryly proclaim, Dave is "Always in style, breathtakingly handsome, He's good folk." Awards and Achievements 2008 South Florida Folk Festival Singer/Songwriter Competition Winner 2005 International Acoustic Music Awards 1st place winner - Folk/Americana/Roots category 'A Day To Remember' winner of the 2004 New Folk Song of the Year by Just Plain Folks 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 Kerrville New Folk Finalist - Kerrville Folk Festival 2002 Performing Songwriter Magazine Top 12 DIY for 'Days Like These' 2006 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest - Honorable Mention 2005 Unisong International Songwriting Contest Finalist 2004 and 2007 South Florida Folk Festival Contest Finalist 2004 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Contest Honorable Mention 2004 USA Songwriting Contest Finalist 2004 IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) Top 10 Folk Finalist 'One Night In The South'- 4th place, 2004 New Folk Album of the Year - Just Plain Folks 2003 Mountain Valley Arts Festival - 1st place Folk & Acoustic 2003 Telluride Troubador Finalist - Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2003 Suwannee Springfest Songwriting Contest 2nd Place 2003 Mountain Stage NewSong Festival Semi-Finalist [b]

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