One of the most distinctive and respected songwriters of the Deep South, Tony Joe White, gets raw and real on his new record, <em>The Shine</em>, set for September 28 release on his own Swamp Records. <em>The Shine</em> is a stripped-down collection of ten new White-penned songs that beautifully lays bare his rich, nuanced baritone, and distinctive brand of swampy southern soul.
While White’s last record, the critically acclaimed ‘Uncovered,’ featured a slew of special guests including Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Michael McDonald and J.J. Cale, ‘The Shine’ is all about White. He produced and recorded the album himself in his home studio outside Nashville. From the first whispery notes of "Season Man," in which he recounts an ominous dream, to the record’s closing track, "A Place to Watch the Sun Go Down," <em>The Shine</em> is an album of understated beauty and beguiling mystery.
Over the past five decades, Tony Joe White a.k.a. the Swamp Fox, has scored major hits of his own, and seen some immortal artists turn his compositions into signature songs–from Elvis Presley’s version of "Polk Salad Annie" to Ray Charles’ take on "Rainy Night In Georgia." Tony Joe has also written for Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Kenny Chesney, Hank Williams Jr. and Dusty Springfield to name but a few.
White will tour extensively this fall. Learn more at tonyjoewhite.com.