Tony Joe White 2015

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The Swamp Fox, Tony Joe White, is a bona fide legend of the music game that has been honing his craft for the best part of 50 years. And it will be on display once more as he returns to Australia for an 18 date tour that will see him play shows in Sydney, Dee Why, Cronulla, Hurlstone Park, Coogee, Bulli, Kincumber, Newcastle, Medlow Bath, Devonport, Melbourne and Newport.

The tour will also include appearances at Boogie Festival, Forth Valley Blues Festival, Blenheim Festival and Byron Bay Blues Festival.

Tony Joe White was literally born for the blues, the part-Cherokee musician being brought up as part of a big brood on a cotton farm in Louisiana, raised on a diet of Lightnin’ Hopkins and local bluesmen, an upbringing reflected to this day in his evocative, haunting music and adding a veneer of authenticity to everything that he touches.

Gems like “Polk Salad Annie” and “Rainy Night in Georgia” were just the beginning. His recording career has now spanned parts of six different decades and spawned well over 20 albums with his songs recorded by Elvis Presley, Tina Turner, Ray Charles, Roy Orbison, Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones and Etta James. He has worked in the studio or on stage with list of artists that would make your head spin – Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, The MGs, Eric Clapton, JJ Cale, Waylon Jennings, Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris and recently appeared with the Foo Fighters on Letterman as they performed Polk Salad Annie which lead host David Letterman to say “If I was this guy, you could all kiss my ass.” Fair call.

TJW is not one to sit still and he’s still as relevant as he ever was with the release of his latest album, Hoodoo. Culled from an initial stack of roughly seventeen tunes, the nine songs that comprise Hoodoo come alive in the haunting atmosphere and intensity of the stripped-down recording process. Cut mostly live to tape—vocals and all—much of Hoodoo consists of first takes and it was lauded by the UK’s The Independent as “Tony Joe White’s best album.”.

So whether you’ve been with White for the duration or are a newcomer to his incredible music it matters not – come along and join the festivities when the inimitable Tony Joe White hits Australia in March 2013. You just can’t keep this good man down.

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Date City Venue
11/03/15 Sydney, NSW The Basement
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $49.50 + BF. Supported by Henry Wagons. Tickets available from The Basement
12/03/15 Dee Why, NSW Lizottes Dee Why
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $66 + BF. Supported by Henry Wagons. Tickets available from Lizottes
13/03/15 Cronulla, NSW Brass Monkey
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $56 + BF. Supported by Henry Wagons. Tickets available from Oztix
14/03/15 Sydney, NSW Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $49.50 + BF. Supported by Caitlin Harnett. Tickets available over the phone only via Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL box office. Phone 9559 0000.
15/03/15 Perth, WA Fly By Night At The Astor
Time: 8:00pm. Supported by Majestic Kelp. Tickets available from The Astor
18/03/15 Melbourne, VIC Thornbury Theatre
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $49.50 + BF. Supported by Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk. Tickets available from Oztix
20/03/15 Newport, VIC Substation
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $45 + BF. Supported by Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk. Tickets available from The Substation
21/03/15 Forth, TAS Forth Valley Blues Festival
Time: 12:00pm. Tickets available from Forth Valley Blues
25/03/15 Coogee, NSW The Bunker @ Coogee Diggers
Time: 8:00pm. Supported by Ruby Boots. Tickets available from The Bunker
26/03/15 Thirroul, NSW Heritage Hotel
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $56 + BF. Supported by Ruby Boots. Tickets available from The Heritage Hotel
27/03/15 Kincumber, NSW Lizottes Kincumber
Time: 8:00pm. Supported by Ruby Boots. SOLD OUT.
28/03/15 Newcastle, NSW Lizottes Newcastle
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $66 + BF. Supported by Ruby Boots. Tickets available from Lizottes
29/03/15 Medlow Bath, NSW The Hydro Majestic
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $55 + BF. Supported by Ruby Boots. Tickets available from Moshtix
01/04/15 Melbourne, VIC Ding Dong Lounge
Time: 8:00pm. Supported by Henry Wagons. SOLD OUT.
02/04/15 Geelong, VIC Barwon Club
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $40 + BF. Supported by Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk. Tickets available from OzTix
03/04/15 Clare Valley, SA Blenheim Festival
Time: 12:00pm. Tickets available from Blenheim Festival
04/04/15 Tallarook, VIC Boogie Festival
Time: 12:00pm. Tickets available from Boogie
06/04/15 Byron Bay, NSW Bluesfest
Time: 12:00pm. Tickets available from Bluesfest

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