White seemed to vanish in the late '80s and '90s, adding to the mystique of his Swamp Fox nickname. But while U.S. fans wondered where he was, Europeans were showering him with praise ' White toured extensively in Europe (often opening for Eric Clapton) and wrote a string of hits for Tina Turner ("Steamy Windows"). He moved to Tennessee and quietly re-emerged in the United States a few years ago, playing occasional shows like roots-music blowout The Ponderosa Stomp and recording the album Heroines with female duet partners like Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris and Shelby Lynne.
But White will probably reach a whole new audience with his new album, Uncovered. Some of his biggest fans and friends ' including Clapton and Mark Knopfler ' guest on the album, which features a fresh batch of White's brooding, sultry swamp rock and blues and a new version of "Rainy Night in Georgia." (The White/Knopfler guitar interplay on "Not One Bad Thought" alone makes the album a keeper.) And to kick off a major U.S. tour in support of Uncovered, White headlines Swamp Pop Super Sunday this weekend at Grant Street Dancehall. The Swamp Fox is coming home.
Tony Joe White headlines Grant Street Dancehall's "Swamp Pop Sunday" show on Sunday, Sept. 2. Doors open at 5 p.m. Warren Storm, Tommy McLain and Rod Bernard (backed by members of Lil' Band O' Gold) open the show at 6 p.m., and Tony Joe White is scheduled to perform beginning at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 at the door. For more info or to purchase tickets, call (800) 594-8499 or visit www.grantstreetdancehall.com.
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Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday, December 12, 2013:
As part of a national undertaking known by industry insiders as the “Butterfly Project,” a rebranded version of The Daily Advertiser is set to launch with Sunday’s edition of the Gannett-owned paper.
Louisiana moved up a slot to 48th in the ranking of healthy states — once again, thank God for Mississippi! — so all this frettin’ about Gov. Bobby Jindal’s refusal to expand Medicaid per Obamacare ... fuggidaboutit! We don’t need Medicaid no more!
The Denham Springs woman who placed Christmas lights in the shape of a butter finger on her roof in a display of anger directed at neighbors has doubled the trouble for the 2013 holiday season.
The New Orleans architect behind the 1984 World’s Fair also left his mark on Lafayette.
Laid back vibe just right for NOLA Bowl
The 30-second commercial, to run around the state, is the Democratic senator's first TV spot in her bid for re-election to a fourth term.
It's a number that has edged up but falls far short of the thousands who are eligible for subsidized coverage.
A group of mostly higher education leaders will make recommendations to state lawmakers about how to tweak the policies governing tuition rates charged at the state's public colleges.
Week long specials and a ribbon cutting celebration held in Parc Lafayette
Fort Worth company's new facility at Lafayette Regional Airport will build helicopters primarily for the export market.
Could River Ranch restaurant be the next star?
Move over Hooters — there’s a new breastaurant coming to town.
Hashtag, retweet, like, share and do whatever else it takes to get in good today with the jolly man in red.
That would be Congressman John Fleming talking about Sen. David Vitter.
The alleged mastermind behind the bribery scheme that went on for four years under DA Mike Harson’s nose isn’t just schizophrenic, bipolar and recovering from mini strokes; he now says he has cancer.
Louisiana's higher education leaders are trying to work out a financing deal to keep the state's public colleges from running low on state cash to operate their campuses.
With their latest triumph, the Saints left little doubt about how tough they are to beat in the Superdome. Unfortunately, two of their remaining three games are on the road.