Tuesday, June 28, 2016

MUSIC FROM THE SWAMPS


Tony Joe White debuted in 1968 with his single “Polk Salad Annie,” and while he’s mostly flown under the radar, he has continued to make music for the nearly fifty years since that debut, releasing some two dozen albums across a host of labels.



His latest, Rain Crow, is another solid outing that blends elements of blues, swamp rock, country,and straight ahead rock and roll. His guitar work is still masterful, although perhaps a little understated on this record. His voice has weathered well, some vocals hover low in the mix like a JJ Cale record. The rhythm section is solid and the production and mix sounds great.