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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Hot prints and cool wolves
The Alabama game is sold out but tickets for all other homes games can be purchased online at www.LSUtix.net.