The "Swamp Fox" Shines on New Album
Tony Joe White -- Louisiana Boy
Where is Oak Grove, Louisiana?
It's the parish seat of West Carroll Parish in Northeast Louisiana not far from the Arkansas border. In fact, it's 109 miles northwest of Jackson, Ms. Not too hard to find, just north of Pioneer, LA on LA17.
I grew up in Richland Parish about 55 miles away and remember Oak Grove for two things: great high school football teams and Tony Joe White!
The Swamp Fox at 67
New Music Released
White now lives in Tennessee near Nashville and has returned to performing after a few years writing. He has written songs for Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Kenny Chesney, Hank Williams, Jr, and Dusty Springfield just to name a few.
His work has been covered by such superstars as Elvis and Tom Jones.
He performed in September in Nashville at the 2010 Americana Music Festival Conference to introduce his new album, "The Shine" and is now touring extensively.
The tour schedule is available at his website.
- Tony Joe White | The Swamp Fox
Tour schedule available here.
Read my review of "The Shine" here:
- Music Review: Tony Joe White - The Shine - Blogcritics Music
Is that Bob Dylan? The photo on the cover of Tony Joe Whites latest release, The Shine is a close-up of White playing guitar with a harmonica and sunglasses. For many, Tony Joe White is as much an icon as Dylan. Click for complete review.