Live at Sundilla (Live)
On July 29, 2011, Dave Potts took the stage in the tiny church that is the home of the Sundilla Acoustic Concert Series. There were 112 people in attendance, and that meant the room was packed. The sultry Alabama night-- and the collective body heat-- were more than a match for the air conditioner. But few in the audience noticed, and anyone who noticed didn't care. Dave played and sang for two hours, and the intimacy of the room deepened the experience for everyone lucky enough to be there. Places like Sundilla offer a vibe that larger venues cannot, and Dave and the audience took advantage of this and connected in ways that would be impossible in a larger space. The connection was deepened between sets and after the show, when the performer mingled with the audience, shaking hands, autographing CDs, and sharing jokes. Nights like this aren't unique to Sundilla. Across the country, in cities as large as New York and even smaller than Auburn, AL, there are similar small listening rooms offering fantastic music, and even better musical experiences. The trick is finding them; falling in love with the experience will take care of itself. -Bailey Jones, Sundilla Acoustic Concert Series.