What happens when three long-time musician friends get together with guitars in hand? Laughter, stories, new songs, familiar songs, harmonies, and spontaneous musical moments. That’s what you can expect from David LaMotte, Chris Rosser, and Beth Wood when they take the stage at the Casbah in Durham, NC on Thursday, October 11 at 8 pm, and for the two following nights in Georgia. Wood, Rosser and LaMotte became good friends when they lived in Asheville, NC in the late nineties, and their friendship has grown to include many musical collaborations, both live and recorded, as well as some good embarrassing stories they can tell on each other—and just might. The three have planned a trio of In-The-Round shows in October to celebrate their long friendship and mutual musical admiration, in Decatur, Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, and Durham, North Carolina.
Oct. 11 — Durham, NC, at The Casbah 8PM
Oct. 21 — Atlanta, GA at Eddie’s Attic 7PM
Oct. 22 — Dahlonega, GA at The Crimson Moon 8PM
Tickets are available for pre-order on all three of these web sites, and are already selling. Click the venue link above for more information.
Chris Rosser is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, composer and producer. As a solo performer, he tours nationally playing at festivals, clubs and listening rooms. In the world fusion trio Free Planet Radio, he plays the Indian dotar, sarod, Turkish cumbus oud, melodica, piano and guitar. He also tours as the keyboardist in the ensemble of master Turkish Sufi musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek.
Rosser majored in jazz piano and studio recording at the University of Miami, and studied Hindustani classical music with world famous musician Ali Akbar Khan. He has won songwriting contests at the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival and the Merle Watson Festival.
In addition to performing, Rosser has produced and engineered over a hundred CD projects for other artists in his Hollow Reed Arts recording studio in Asheville, NC. He has composed music for national commercial spots, and TV shows on Animal Planet, TLC and more. His song, “Make A Wish” was featured on the Jon & Kate Plus 8 season five premiere on TLC which had an estimated 9.8 million viewers.
Beth Wood is modern-day troubadour, an award-winning songwriter with a powerful, dynamic voice, and a musical force to be reckoned with. Her exceptional musicianship, crafty songwriting, and commanding stage presence have been winning over American audiences for sixteen years. Beth’s music has been called soulful, organic, intelligent, and a barefoot, high-energy communication of joy.
Wood’s eighth studio release, The Weather Inside, was developed and produced at Blue Rock Studio in Wimberley, TX by Billy Crockett. This project presents Beth’s most mature, complex, emotionally resonant work yet alongside musical collaborations with some of Austin’s finest musicians. Beth’s songwriting awards include Kerrville New Folk, Sisters Folk Festival Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, and Telluride Troubadour Contest.
David LaMotte is an award-winning songwriter and a veteran of ten CDs and two thousand concerts on four continents. The Washington Times writes “His lyrics range from insightful image-driven stories to equally insightful humor,” while BBC radio Belfast praises his “charm, stories, humour, insightful songs, sweet voice and dazzling guitar ability.”
LaMotte’s music has been honored with numerous awards and grants as well as artist sponsorships from Taylor Guitars and John Pearse Strings. His song Dark and Deep was included on Songs Inspired By Literature, Chapter One. Other artists on that CD include Bruce Springsteen, Aimee Mann and Suzanne Vega.
His latest project is an illustrated children’s book rather than a CD. White Flour tells the true story, in Seussian rhyme, of a whimsical and effective response to a racist rally in 2007. That was the day that the Coup Clutz Clowns vanquished the Ku Klux Klan, using humor to challenge hatred.
For show times, etc., please go to https://www.davidlamotte.com/tour-dates/
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Jimmy Jacob says
I am not sure if u will remember me, but I have thought about u for years! It has been a very long time, the time we spent together when u were mentoring us in highschool is unforgettable! My nephew thinks that I am famous because of the picture that I took of you in ur amazing kids album! I was thinking about u and thought google would get me close enough to send a message! I knew that your talent would take you places! I am excited to see that you are obviously doing great! Congrats on your precious bundle of joy! Just wanted to say hello, it’s been way too long!
Thanks for being a great role model!
Hey Jimmy! It’s wonderful to hear from you. Thanks so much for looking me up, and for your kind note. I’ll never forget the time we all spent together in Gillette, and I hope our paths will cross again some day. I hope life is treating you well. Tell your nephew he’s right. You’re famous. 😉