An evening with David LaMotte sharing fan favorites, new songs, and stories from recent travels to Africa, Guatemala, the UK, and Germany.
David LaMotte: Songs of Hope
June 2, 2014, 7Â p.m.
Nugent Room in Kendall Building
Philander Smith College
900 West Daisy Bates Drive
Admission:Â $12 ADV / $15 at the door
$12 for seniors and students
Information:Â Sharon Downs | 501.303.4064
David LaMotte is an award-winning songwriter, speaker and writer. He has performed more thanÂ 2,500 concerts and released 11Â full-length CDs of primarily original music, touring in 48Â eight of the 50Â states, as well as extensively in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The Boston Globe writes that his music â€śpushes the envelope with challenging lyrics and unusual tunings, but he also pays homage to folk tradition,â€ť while BBC Radio Belfast lauds his â€ścharm, stories, humour, insightful songs, sweet voice and dazzling guitar ability.â€ť
David suspended his 18-year music career at its peak in 2008 to accept a Rotary World Peace Fellowship to obtain a Masters degree in International Studies, Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.Â As part of that degree, he also spent three months in rural Andhra Pradesh, India, working with a Gandhian development organization.
Now David has returned to a dense calendar of concerts and speaking engagements, as well as directing PEG Partners, a non-profit organization that supports schools and libraries in Guatemala. He is also a husband and father and a consultant on peace and justice issues for the North Carolina Council of Churches, and he serves as the Clerk (chair) of the Nobel Peace Prize Nominating Committee for the AFSC (Quakers). His mostÂ recentÂ illustrated book,Â White Flour, is a whimsical introduction to nonviolence, based on true events. It is currently in the final round of consideration for the 2014 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award.
David LaMotte: Songs of Hope is sponsored by the UALR Disability Resource Center.Â All net proceeds will support student scholarships.
Special thanks goes to Arkansas College Personnel Association (ArCPA) for supporting this benefit concert!Â David will be the keynote speaker at ArCPA’s Spring Drive-In conference on the day of the concert.Â The theme is Moving Forward in Social Justice: Where Do We Go From Here?Â All are welcome to register for the conference.Â Conference attendees have free admission to the concert!
Tickets are not tax-deductible.