Pedazos de Mi en El Tape
Singer songwriter Daniel Gomez Botta, originally from Venezuela, grew up listening to his father's record collection of songwriters such as Pablo Milanes, Joan Manuel Serrat, and Silvio Rodriguez. Fascinated with their melody and eloquence Botta wrote his first song at the tender age of 8. Later in life Botta was influnced by the sounds of Seattle's grunge (Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Nirvana) and Latin Rock by Soda Stereo as well as Great Britain Pop rock bands such as The Cure. In the mid 90's Botta was the front man for La Matriz del Sistema (eventually Papas Underground) playing the DC/Virginia/Maryland circuit and sharing the stage with many local and international acts. After moving to North Carolina for a few years, Daniel came back to the DC area and joined forces with old friend drummer Seth Elias (former member of Controversia) later joining with local talent bassist Tim McCabe, forming a power trio. Their independent album "Pedazos de mi en el tape" (2007)it's a mixture of alterlatin rock and "Trova" with hints of contemporary songwriters like Ryan Adams. Melodic richness, lyric content and mature song structure makes "Pedazos de mi en el tape" a terrific introspective album.