Review from Singer Magazine - Dec. 2003
"Every once in a while, I preview a CD that seems to get stuck in my CD player. By choice, mind you. I just have to lean back and soak it in. Dave Potts' latest CD 'One Night In The South' is one of those discs. Speaking directly to my heart, Potts music mixes life's crossroads with a personal spiritual journey that epitomizes the definition of a true singer/songwriter."
The new CD from 2003 and 2004 Kerrville New Folk finalist Dave Potts is his most accomplished recording to date. This CD was recently nominated for New Folk Album of the Year by Just Plain Folks, where it won 4th place. The song 'A Day To Remember' was named the winner of the New Folk Song of the Year Contest. In the eight years since Dave began his career, he has released 7 CD's, and performed in over 40 states. His resume includes a Top 12 DIY from Performing Songwriter Magazine, and performances at many of the countries most respected listening rooms, such as the Bluebird Café in Nashville and Atlanta's Eddie's Attic.
'One Night In The South', produced by Rob Seals of Greensboro, NC, features some of the finest musicians in the Southeast, including Derek Jones (Nickel Creek) on bass, and percussionist Dale Baker (Sixpence None The Richer). Dave's acoustic guitar style and soothing vocals have earned him a loyal following throughout the country. His songwriting, which has won him numerous awards in the past year, shines on this newest collection of 12 songs. From his signature stories of small town life in the South, to songs of faith and love, Dave has earned comparisons to songwriting legends such as James Taylor and David Wilcox.
DAVE POTTS AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS;
2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 Kerrville New Folk Finalist
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
2007 South Florida Folk Fest Songwriting Contest Winner
2003 Telluride Troubadour Finalist
2003 Kerrville New Folk Finalist
2003 Mountain Valley Arts Fest 1st Place - Folk & Acoustic
2003 Suwannee Springfest - 2nd Place
2003 Mountain Stage New Song Festival Semi-Finalist
2002 Performing Songwriter Magazine Top 12 DIY