September 19, 2008
This concert is part of LaMotte’s year-long farewell tour.
Recently named as a 2008 Rotary World Peace Fellow,
he has announced that after 2000 concerts on four continents
he will stop touring at the end of this year to devote his primary
focus to another of his lifelong passions, peacemaking.
LaMotte will pursue a Masters in Peace Studies at the University of
Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, then move into peace work full-time.
Songs from LaMotte’s tenth and most recent CD, Change, took four awards
in the 2006 Songwriter’s Association of Washington’s annual Mid-Atlantic Song
Contest, including the Silver in the Instrumental category and the Gold in Folk.
It also reached #11 on the Folk-DJ chart in late 2006.
Guest vocalists include John Gorka, Tom Kimmel and Tish Hinojosa.
“Change breathes with artistic freedom and creative acumen.
Truly a joy to listen to… many times.”
Mary Sue Twohy of XM Radio
“...guitar-spanking open-tuning grooves as well as gentle folk-tinged pop.
His lyrics range from insightful image-driven stories to equally insightful humor.”
“LaMotte is a folk poet of elegant simplicity.”
Dirty Linen Magazine
“charm, stories, humour insightful songs, sweet voice and dazzling guitar ability.”
“contemplative and intimate ...melodious folk pop imbued with a subtle joyous spirit.”
Performing Songwriter Magazine
Sean Kelly, David LaMotte, Kort McCumber
May 18, 2006 at Acoustic Avenue House Concert Series