David LaMotte to put on hometown show

Special to Black Mountain News
David LaMotte will play at the White Horse, in his hometown of Black Mountain, on Feb. 7.

Black Mountain singer/ songwriter David LaMotte has performed over three thousand concerts, released twelve CDs of mostly original music, toured all 50 states and five of the seven continents.

The award- winning musician, speaker, author, workshop leader and humanitarian activist will perform a hometown concert at the White Horse Black Mountain at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7. 

LaMotte has been a force on the local scene and beyond for over two decades, not only for his acclaimed songs but as a voice for positive change and peacemaking. His moving songs, tireless touring and gentle authority have earned him a large and loyal worldwide following.

His years as a performer date back to the fabled days of Black Mountain’s McDibb’s and the original Grey Eagle. Now a seasoned veteran, LaMotte has developed an insightful, witty, contemplative writing style coupled with a melodious singing voice and impressive guitar work that makes extensive use of nonstandard tunings.

LaMotte's 2016 album, "The Other Way Around," features musicians from every inhabited continent plus guest artists Ed King of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nicky Sanders and Graham Sharp of the Steep Canyon Rangers and Tim O’Brien.

LaMotte is also the author of a handbook for activists, "Worldchanging 101: Challenging the Myth of Powerlessness" and two children’ books, "S.S. Bathtub" and "White Flour," the latter based on a real-life creative response to hate. 

Want to go?

Where: White Horse Black Mounttain

When: Thursday, Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $18 in advance at whitehorseblackmountain.com or $20 at the door