Tony Joe White plus Jack Broadbent

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Tony Joe White reigns supreme as one of the true masters of get-down funky bluesy swamp rock music.

Tony Joe White grew up on a cotton farm in northwest Louisiana, the wellspring that has nourished his mysterious, magical songs for more than 50 years. From his first club gigs 50 years ago and since his debut album Black and White in 1969, which featured his Top Ten pop hit Polk Salad Annie his childhood memories have taken shape in his songs. Among the many artists who have recorded his songs are Dusty Springfield, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, George Jones, Hank Williams, Jr. and Elvis Presley.

On his new album, Rain Crow, he once again summons recollections of long ago, when animals foretold the weather, tongue-talking worshippers proved their faith by handling deadly snakes and a bad wind could drive a man to edge of insanity.

“His swamp rock sound is a mix of Delta blues, Cajun, country and, of course, rock ‘n’ roll.” NPR Weekend Edition

“…White remains an unsung hero of American music, a fairly well-kept secret…” The Bluegrass Situation

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