Tuesday, March 5th
Creative Workshop Recording Studio
2804 Azalea Place, Nashville, TN 37204
Potluck style lunch at noon
Gordon Mote at 1 PM
Please bring a friend and a favorite dish, drink or dessert.
Multitalented artist and musician Gordon Mote will be our guest speaker/performer at our first meeting of 2019 on March 5th. A special thanks to Ron Iserman for making this happen.
Blind since birth, Gordon Mote’s faith provides the foundation for his life and constantly fuels his creative spirit. When he was just three, Gordon surprised his family on Thanksgiving by sitting down at the piano and miraculously playing “Jesus Loves Me”. Still kids, Gordon and his brother later traveled and sang in churches of all sizes and denominations.
As a young man, Gordon became one of the first blind students in the country to be mainstreamed into the public school system and later received a full scholarship to Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. He later transferred to Nashville’s Belmont University. Two days after graduation, Lee Greenwood asked Gordon to join his band. Since then, he’s toured with Trisha Yearwood, Tanya Tucker, Porter Wagoner, the Gaither Vocal Band, and the long-running Gaither Homecoming Tour.
As a studio musician, Mote’s big break came when Country Music Hall of Fame keyboardist Pig Robbins was unable to make an Alan Jackson session and recommended that Gordon fill in. Since then, he has played for Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Bob Seger, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Lionel Richie and many others.
Gordon has also recorded a string of critically acclaimed solo albums including the Dove Award-nominated If You Could Hear What I See (2004).
"Sing to the Lord, praise his name;
proclaim his salvation day after day."
~ Psalm 96:2
As always we thank each and everyone of you for your continued support of GIFT, an organization that helps others including our musical friends in need.