The record is the 21st release of White’s 40-year career and features some of the songwriter’s most decidedly vivid storytelling in songs, which date back to the late ’60s and early ’70s. White and his son Jody cut these classic songs utilizing a palette full of beats and loops, samples, digital and live drums, strings and organs. Though the sonic updates refresh the sound, the record is still rooted in the bayou funk of White’s unmistakable guitar and his swaggering baritone.
Two songs from Deep Cuts, "As the Crow Flies," and "Roosevelt and Ira Lee," are available for preview on MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/tonyjoewhite.
Rolling Stone’s David Fricke calls the Louisiana native’s music, "As funky as anything out of Stax or Muscle Shoals." Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Dusty Springfield, Hank Williams, Jr., and Kenny Chesney have all cut White’s songs; he has opened on tour for Eric Clapton, Creedence Clearwater Revival, James Taylor and Joe Cocker.
In support of Deep Cuts, White has a series of eleven headlining dates lined up this summer, beginning May 30 and running through August 30:
May 30 Nashville, TN Frist Friday
May 31 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone Cafe
June 8 Chicago, IL Chicago Blues Festival
June 10 West Hollywood, CA Key Club – Downstairs
June 11 Santa Cruz, CA Moe’s Alley
June 12 San Francisco, CA Café du Nord
June 28 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
July 17 Birmingham, AL Workplay Theatre
July 19 Decatur, GA Eddie’s Attic
Aug 30 Copper, CO Copper Country