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LaMotte suspended his eighteen-year music career at its peak in 2008 to pursue his other passion by accepting a Rotary World Peace Fellowship to study International Relations, Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. As part of that study, he also spent three months in rural Andhra Pradesh, India working with a Gandhian development organization.
David has published two illustrated children’s books. The first based on his award-winning children’s song SS Bathtub and the second, White Flour, which tells the true story of a creative and whimsical response to a Ku Klux Klan march in Knoxville, Tennessee by a group called the Coup Clutz Clowns. His next book, a non-fiction title for adults, is tentatively titled Worldchanging 101: Challenging the Myth of Powerlessness.
LaMotte is a public speaker and workshop leader, offering Worldchanging 101 workshops around the world for more than a decade. As a result of his work with schools in Guatemala, he was nominated as a “Hero of Humanity” in the Heifer Project’s magazine World Ark and named a “Madison World Changer” by his undergraduate alma mater, James Madison University.
LaMotte serves as Clerk (Chair) of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Nobel Peace Prize Nomination Task Group, working with twelve people on three continents to determine the AFSC’s nomination each year. AFSC is qualified to make an annual nomination as a laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize, having accepted the prize in 1947 on behalf of Quakers everywhere.
Taylor Guitars and John Pearse Strings. David’s music has been featured on dozens of artist compilations. Notably, his song Dark and Deep was included onSongs Inspired By Literature, Chapter One, a benefit CD to raise money for adult literacy. Other artists on that CD include Suzanne Vega, 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.
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Hailing from the desert southwest, Juan Holladay started out performing acoustic folk music with a message, in high school. He came to Western North Carolina in 2001 as a student at Warren Wilson College, where he began writing R&B and Soul songs with forays into the experimental. Holladay continues playing in the tradition of 'three chords and the truth'--but, now he uses more chords, and more truth.