"David LaMotte is a thoughtful songwriter whose lyrics shine with clear images and well chosen words. Memorable lines abound..."
- Victory Review, Tacoma, WA
"Corners demonstrates why LaMotte has long been one of western North Carolina's most renowned songwriters.... LaMotte creates melodious folk pop imbued with a subtle, joyous spirit."
- Performing Songwriter, Denver, CO
"a folk-poet of elegant simplicity"
- Dirty Linen Magazine
"...a singularly mellifluous and rich voice, a keen sense of appropriate tune and a carefully honed talent on the six-string... But the really excellent deal, the reason his CDs keep winding up at the top of my stack, involves the man's lyrical finesse.... This is a darkly beautiful collection."
- Rapid River, Asheville, NC
It's been eleven years since David LaMotte has had a real job or a real haircut. In that time he has released seven albums and performed over fifteen hundred shows in forty-two states and seven countries, sharing stages along the way with artists like Arlo Guthrie, Shawn Mullins, Buddy Miles, Gillian Welch, John Gorka, Jez Lowe and David Wilcox. This record was released in June of 2000, and remains David's favorite of his own recordings.
Though he grew up in Sarasota, Florida, LaMotte's music clearly has its roots in the North Carolina mountains, which he came to love during annual family vacations in the small town of Montreat. After graduation from college with a degree in Psychology (and only one semester of music theory), he chose to make western NC his home and became part of the region's blossoming acoustic music scene. Since then his musical achievements have been recognized with arts council grants, songwriting awards, and artist deals from Taylor Guitars and John Pearse Strings.
David recently returned from his second tour of Australia and New Zealand, the centerpiece of which was three sets at the National Folk Festival of Australia. He'll be returning to Europe this fall for his third tour there.
In the words of the Charleston Folk Society, LaMotte provides "powerful stage presence...top notch guitar playing and chocolatey vocals...an evening of entertainment that can't be beat."
Corners, the sixth of his seven recordings, features twelve previously unrecorded songs and guest appearances by bass virtuoso Michael Manring, songwriters Christine Kane, Beth Wood and Chris Rosser, as well as Fiona Apple's tour bassist Keith Lowe and Ani Difranco's tour saxophonist, Hans Teuber.