David LaMotte to play for hometown crowd


Black Mountain singer/songwriter David LaMotte is often spotted wearing his trademark bush hat. But in reality he wears many hats as a performer, speaker, author, workshop leader, humanitarian activist and more.

He’s been a force on the local scene and far beyond for more than two decades, not only for his acclaimed songs but also as a voice for positive change. His songs and tireless touring have earned him a large and loyal worldwide following.

LaMotte will make time in his busy schedule for a home town concert at the White Horse Black Mountain on Friday, April 15.

LaMotte’s years as a performer date back to the days of Black Mountain’s fabled Grey Eagle and McDibb’s music venues. A veteran of more than 2,500 concerts in 49 states and on five continents, he’s developed an insightful, witty, contemplative writing style that he couples with melodious vocals and guitar work that make extensive use of nonstandard tunings.

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

In addition to touring and speaking, LaMotte is also focusing his efforts on a new recording project due for release in September.

No place like home

Who: David LaMotte

When: 8 p.m. April 14

Where: White Horse Black Mountain

Cost: $18 advance, $20 door, $10 age 12 and under