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.
Time and time again, the Lafayette Parish School Board shows an overwhelming tendency toward idiocy, but Wednesday night’s contentious discussion over Northside High School’s teen mother program tops the list of dumb discussions.
C & C Technologies, HIT Fitness, R3 Sciences, the Acadiana Symphony Association and the United Way of Acadiana recognized for innovation.
“The accomplishment of this goal within the next ten years is not only critical for the region to effectively compete with other regions for residents and businesses, but also to provide an amenity for everyone in Acadiana to enjoy.”
Education Superintendent John White says a continued push to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers.
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra has decided to end its traditional Independence Day spectacular known as Red White & Boom.
Under the deal, Teche shareholders would get 1.162 shares of IberiaBank for each share of Teche stock.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget received the backing Thursday of the State Bond Commission, support that was needed for the maneuver to work.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
State wildlife and fisheries agents have arrested a 39-year-old man accused of stealing crawfish.
An East Feliciana Parish lawmaker has jettisoned his proposal to make it harder for a condemned prisoner to appeal a death sentence.
Senators advanced a proposal Wednesday that would let the governor remove New Orleans-area levee board members for violating what he considers to be public policy, despite concerns it would introduce political meddling into state flood protection.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday, April 17, 2014:
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Dave Perkins, LCG Comp Plan honored along with local architects and designers at the 2014 INDesign Awards
Greg Manuel’s Lafayette-based residential development company is taking advantage of exponential industrial growth in Lake Charles.
Longtime Lafayette retailer ventures online.
It’s not how aggressive or conservative you are — it’s planning for risk that matters most.
Thanks to cutting-edge digital technology, more and more consumers are banking on ATMs and mobile phones.
Regional bank bids farewell to Downtown May 30
ABiz takes a look back at the most noteworthy moments for the local banking industry over the last year.
Most experts say short-term interest rates will be unchanged through 2014, but long-term rates are inching up.
Largest recruitment event in Acadiana returns May 21 to the Cajundome Convention Center
A lawyer’s ad should only be a starting point, as there is much more to consider when seeking quality representation.
Thanks to the inaugural 2012 INNOV8, a design for lifting heavy objects was brought to market.
The annual juried competition recognizes excellence in architecture, interior design and historic preservation in Lafayette and the five surrounding parishes.
Cypress Bayou GM hosts open house.
New hires, promotions, transfers in Acadiana business
The scion of a landmark Four Corners restaurant climbs back into Lafayette’s culinary scene as franchisee for a popular burger chain.
The Lafayette City-Parish Council on Tuesday will vote on a resolution that if approved would clear the way for a December ballot proposition asking voters to approve a 1-cent sales tax parishwide to help fund the construction of a new terminal at Lafayette Regional Airport.