November 3, 2003
'New Folk' artist LaMotte to entertain at Caffé Acoustic
David LaMotte, whose music often has been described as “new folk,” is scheduled to entertain at Caffé Acoustic, set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Brown’s in downtown Arkansas City.
The concert is free and open to the public.
LaMotte’s music ranges from driving, percussive songs to more introspective and melodious pieces, with influences from rock to blues to bluegrass. He throws in an occasional mind-bending instrumental and a healthy dose of story telling and humor to tie these styles together for performances that explain his large and loyal following.
LaMotte’s performances are accessible for all ages, and he prides himself on his multi-generational fan base. On top of what BBC Radio refers to as his “dazzling guitar ability” and his award-winning songwriting, LaMotte brings an engaging stage presence and charm to each show.
LaMotte has performed more than 1,600 shows in 42 states and 10 countries. His seven CD titles have sold more than 25,000 copies. He has shared bills with Arlo Guthrie, David Wilcox, Gillian Welch, John Gorka, John McCutcheon and Shawn Mullins. He has won two awards in USA Songwriting Competition, which has 32,000 entries worldwide.
Caffé Acoustic is a concert series in partnership with Brown’s Office Supply, 225 S. Summit St., and Cowley County Community College. Underwriting is provided by CornerBank, Home National Bank, and Union State Bank.