Wednesday September 26th: TONY JOE WHITE
A true icon of swamp rock, Tony Joe White parlayed his songwriting talent and idiosyncratic vocals into a modestly successful country and rock career in Europe as well as America. Born July 23, 1943, in Goodwill, Louisiana, White was born into a part-Cherokee family. He began working clubs in Texas during the mid-'60s and moved to Nashville by 1968. White's 1969 debut album for Monument, Black and White, featured his Top Ten pop hit "Polk Salad Annie"
Tony Joe White is going back to his beginnings with his newest album Bad Mouthin. The blues-based album, featuring some of White’s first songs, is set to be released on September 28 via Yep Roc Records.
The tracks were recorded using his own gear in an old barn on his property. Setting up a studio in two former horse stalls, Bad Mouthin was recorded with just his 1965 Fender Stratocaster, and produced by his son Jody White.