Tony Joe White announces new album “The Shine”

// July 5th, 2010 // News

ICONIC SOUTHERN SONGWRITER TONY JOE WHITE GETS RAW ON “THE SHINE”, HIS MOST INTIMATE, UNVARNISHED ALBUM TO DATE

One of the most distinctive and respected songwriters of the Deep South, Tony Joe White, gets raw and real on his new record “THE SHINE”, set for a September 28 release on his own Swamp Records. “THE SHINE” is a stripped-down collection of ten new White-penned songs that beautifully lays bare his rich, nuanced baritone, and distinctive brand of swampy southern soul.

While White’s critically acclaimed “Uncovered” featured a slew of special guests including Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Michael McDonald and J.J. Cale, “THE SHINE” is all about White. He produced and recorded the album himself in his home studio outside Nashville. From the first whispery notes of “Season Man”, in which he recounts an ominous dream, to the record’s closing track, “A Place to Watch the Sun Go Down”, “THE SHINE” is an album of understated beauty and beguiling mystery.

Tony Joe White will tour extensively this fall. Tour dates will be announced soon.

“THE SHINE” tracklist:

Season Man
Ain’t Doing Nobody No Good
Paintings on the Mountain
Tell Me Why
All
Long Way From the River
Strange Night
Something to Soften the Blow
Roll Train Roll
A Place to Watch the Sun Go Down

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