Tony Joe White

Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

Over the years, Tony Joe White has never really deviated from the R&B-based sound he perfected on such late-’60s and early-’70s recordings as Black and White and Tony Joe. Back then, White’s style sometimes suggested a variant on pop soul — the Louisiana-born singer covered tunes by Wayne Carson Thompson and Mickey Newbury early in his career, and his 1969 track “I Thought I Knew You Well” sounds like a Box Tops tune. His new full-length, Hoodoo, finds White doing what he does best, with “Gypsy Epilogue” grooving along in soul-inflected 6/8 time. Hoodoo combines terse blues guitar licks with harmonica and electric piano, and White sings as lasciviously as ever on “Sweet Tooth,” a song about a woman who eats the cookie dough. White is a master of the terse, expressive groove — check out the rhythm-guitar accents on “The Flood.”

—Edd Hurt

Fri, Aug 23 | 8:00 PM
The Franklin Theatre
$28.00 - $38.00
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Tony Joe White

Oak Grove LA  |  Rock



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