With a rich tenor voice and a mastery of the guitar, dobro, mandolin, and dulcimer, David LaFleur has been performing his unique mixture of folk, blues, and bluegrass for over 25 years.
A former nuclear engineer turned full-time musician, LaFleur learned his â€œchopsâ€ performing among such acts as Danny Gatton, Harvey Reid, and the Johnson Mountain Boys. He has opened for Emmy Lou Harris, Tom Rush, and the Seldom Scene, and his original music has been featured on TV as well as National Public Radio. In 2004 alone, he was a finalist or received honors in eight national songwriting contests, was a featured performer at the Mountain Stage NewSong Festival and performed for over 200 audiences from Minnesota to Florida. In 2005, he performed for over 250 audiences. Two years in a row, he was a featured performer at the Mountain Stage NewSong Festival. In 2006, David was asked to perform in an ASCAP Songwriterâ€™s Showcase at the Kennedy Center.
Superb musicianship and a masterful array of thoughtful, and sometimes hilarious songs mixed with dynamic stage presence and dry wit makes LaFleur an excellent entertainer in high demand at concerts, coffeehouses, and festivals.
His debut CD, â€œFlowers of Love and Delusion,â€ has aired on college and public radio stations across the United States. His second CD "Blue Ridge" was released in April of 2006. David LaFleur presently lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of West Virginia.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Oh So Grand
2. Blue Ridge
3. Sweet Joan Kerry
4. I Be's Troubled
5. She Moved Through the Fair
6. The Quilt Song
7. Old Mill Run
8. Faded Tattoo
10. Mary 802
11. The Arms of Heaven