David LaMotte is an award-winning songwriter, speaker and writer. He has performed over 3000 concerts and released twelve full-length CDs of primarily original music, touring in all of the fifty states, as well as five of the seven continents. The Boston Globe writes that his music “pushes the envelope with challenging lyrics and unusual tunings, but he also pays homage to folk tradition,” while BBC Radio Belfast lauds his “charm, stories, humour, insightful songs, sweet voice, and dazzling guitar ability.”
As a touring artist with a nearly thirty year career, LaMotte has developed a large and loyal following around the world. His music has been honored with numerous awards and artist grants, and has been featured on dozens of artist compilations. Notably, his song Dark and Deep was included on Songs Inspired By Literature, Chapter One, a benefit CD to raise money for adult literacy. Other artists on that CD include Suzanne Vega, Grace Slick, Aimee Mann and Bruce Springsteen. Several independent films feature David’s music, and it has been heard on The Today Show and the Showtime television series This American Life.
David is a friend to all of us here at White Horse, and a frequent performer – when we pivoted to livestream-only performances due to the pandemic, David was one of our very first guests on White Horse Live. David’s performance at White Horse on April 24th will be a special one – it is the night before his birthday! To celebrate, he will perform a retrospective set featuring the title track from each of his albums. He will also be joined by a special guest: his son, Mason LaMotte. We hope you’ll join us!