There is no one-word description for what Don White does. He has survived and thrived for twenty-five years, bringing his audiences to laughter and tears in his live performances, studio recordings, and on the printed page. He is a storyteller-comedian-author-troubadour-folk singer-songwriter. He is a walking challenge to the phrase “file under.” Best to just sort him under “Don White.”
THE FIDDLING THOMSONS
An award winning father and son duo performing lively tunes on fiddle, wooden spoons, zydeco rub board, jaw harp, cajon box drum, rhythm bones, mandolin, banjo, mandolin, accordion, flute, foot percussion, piano, cajun triangle, pennywhistle and ukulele. The duo have performed throughout the USA, England, and China. Styles include celtic, appalachian, cajun, and international.
In his new album, Grainy Days, Waterman performs compelling songs that reveal an exciting mix of rock and roots. From the driving blues of "Walk As If You Won" to the reggae "Born That Way " the songs range from songs about love to songs about social justice. They tell true stories and stories which could be true. Inspirations are Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, John Fogerty, Kinks, Golden Earring, Peter Gabriel, Bob Dylan, Eric Burdon and War, Clash, Lou Reed, Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, Jim Croce, Hank Williams Sr., Duke Ellington, Johnny Cash, Artie Shaw, Louis Armstrong, Manfred Mann and Willie Nelson.
“Sparrow Blue sing with the kind of honest charm and colloquial voice that transports you from a metallic time machine into a swinging barn dance in 1947. They make you feel like the war is over. In this troubled world, we need their kind of story songs right now. The kind of songs that come from work boots and cotton dresses, three chords and the truth woven around two voices, fiddle and a guitar. The kind of music that makes you feel like we might be able to turn this place around." — Ellis Paul, award-winning performer/songwriter
THE ROUGH + TUMBLE
“Loved every second of The Rough & Tumble, from the moment they stood at my front door, 'till the moment their pickup truck + trailer sadly drove away. Not only guitar/banjo, they had drums, xylophone, accordion, shakers, tiny piano, and a violin bow. Their songs told great stories - all with strong harmonies. Everyone is completely smitten with Mallory and Scott's exuberance and professional musicianship." -D. Mellin