Gordon Mote, a phenomenal pianist who has overcome many challenges throughout his life, will be in concert at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $12 each.
Mote was born totally blind and faced many obstacles as a young boy. His family stood strong in their faith in God and always put Christ at the center of their lives. This made a huge impact on Mote’s life and gave him the strength he needed to move forward.
At the age of three, Mote surprised his family when he sat at the piano and played “Jesus Loves Me,” with both hands and no training. It was obvious he had a God-given talent and his parents encouraged him to pursue his interest in music.