“Classic, low-key folk songs are at the core of Souvenir, but dig a little bit underneath that genre moniker for a real treat. Lareau’s from just up the road in Tallahassee, and his tunes feature subtle layering with hints of mandolin and Moog to provide a far more interesting song structure than typical guitar-and-vocal folk style. The five-song EP closes with “Better Come Back,” which strays into country rock territory, unveiling a more energetic style to the band.”
“What is essentially Americana with dashes of alt-country rock, David Lareau and the Copperpots, as a band, capitalize on a masterfully layered swath of instruments that highlight the fantastic control Lareau commands over his voice. Hugs from Distant Neighbors is deep and thoughtful, but has just the right kind of energy that is infectious to crowds looking to spend a night out at a venue with friends.”
“I fricking LOVE every note of this album, from the opening swell of “The Rising” to the all too brief final moments of “Hotel Bar.””
“The Copperpots recorded the rather amazing album “Hugs From Distant Neighbors.” It’s a collection of melancholy-flecked songs and gorgeous soundscapes.”
"I am now a huge fan of David Lareau and The Copperpots" - www.demodiaries.com
“In terms of live performances, David Lareau and the Copperpots have it all. Talent, energy and above all, their presence. The band truly puts on a show and makes the music the destination, not just an excuse to visit the bar.”
“I have a sneaking suspicion that “Hugs From Distant Neighbors” has entered into my own personal elite pantheon of “Mount Rushmore Level” A-Listers.”
"Hats off to David Lareau and the Copperpots for the robust, meaningful, and beautiful songs."
"I think it's safe to say The Copperpots are more than ready for some radio air-time"
"A sincere talent with mad songwriting skills"