Given the backwoods surrealism and shifting musical textures of most of his work, Jim White is not a guy who often comes off as playful or joyous, but those are two words that easily describe White's collaboration with the Athens, Georgia roots band the Packway Handle Band, 2014's Take It Like a Man. White and the Packway Handle Band are mutual admirers, and when White stepped in to produce an album for the group, he brought along a set of bluegrass-influenced tunes he'd written. The project turned into a co-starring effort, and the meet-up brings out the best in all parties concerned.
British band Doogie White & La Paz return with a second studio album. Scottish vocalist Doogie White came to the attention of the worldwide audience when Ritchie Blackmore asked him to be the lead singer in his reformed Rainbow. He also worked with Yngwie Malmsteen and Cornerstone and is currently the lead singer of the legendary N.W.O.B.H.M. band - Tank. „Don’t Drink with the Devil”, the first track promoting the album “The Dark and the Light” - number one in Classic Rock Magazine's poll "Tracks of the week"!
Doogie White is well known for his work with Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen, Jon Lord (various live concerts), Cornerstone, Tank and Michael Schenker to name just a few whilst Paul McManus is the current drummer with GUN. GRANITE - the finest quality Scottish Hard Rock - so what could be a more appropriate title for an album by a fine Scottish Hard Rock band?
Deep Cuts is Tony Joe White's 21st album, and after 40 some years of delivering a delightfully skewed, greasy, swamp-soaked Louisiana pop view to the world, it's amazing that more people don't know about this guy. Oh, he's well known and respected in some quarters, and his hit "Polk Salad Annie" from 1969 bubbles up from time to time on the oldies stations, but White has pretty much spent his whole career flying just beneath the commercial radar. It would be nice to say that this album, which updates White's sound with beats and loops provided by his son Jody White, will change all that, but the truth is, it won't. White's baritone voice, while still effective in spots, is a ragged, hoarse shell of its former self and nothing included in this set is going to bring the world to his doorstep…..