Archive for the 'Jim White' Category

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

In August of 2012, six months following the release of his last studio album Where It Hits You, Jim White was emailed by yours truly. I was reaching out to him to ask if he would be willing to participate in Aquarium Drunkard’s ongoing Lagniappe Sessions series. “I’m just throwing this your way because we’d […]

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Jim White once told me that his ideal situation as a songwriter would be to make a record of other people recording his songs. And given the bits of himself that have leaked out through his six full-length albums, it’s not surprising to think of him being the introvert, of wanting to share his ideas, […]

Monday, February 20th, 2012

There’s a key moment in Jim White’s fifth and latest LP, Where It Hits You, where the album pushes itself into emotional depths only hinted at in its opening sections. When the marching-band tempo of “Here We Go!” roils to a close, “My Brother’s Keeper” kicks off the back third of the record and for […]

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Nearly five years is a long time to wait, but it’s been that long since Jim White’s last official LP. Though he released a live EP and a soundtrack for a play in the meantime, it’s been a tumultuous span of time – White left Luaka Bop, theĀ  label that had been his home since […]

Monday, February 14th, 2011

If I were performing a play titled The Americans, I’d want Jim White to write the score for it as well. It just makes sense to have one of the great songwriting documentarians of the weird, wonderful, holy and sacrilegious aspects of the American South on board to document something with as broad a title […]

Monday, January 4th, 2010

No Such Place is an album I have come back to over and over again this past decade. Its fusion of varied production (and producers), Southern Gothic story telling and haunting lyrics have caused me to examine its face closely and in different detail over the years, re-reading its specifics and yielding different results each […]

Friday, February 13th, 2009

If you’ve had the pleasure of seeing Jim White in a live setting – whether with big, full band arrangements in big, seated, venues or in small, dark clubs touring by himself, you know that each show is unique and special. For those of you who are fans of his recorded output but have never […]

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

Few songwriters have the gift that Jim White has. Channeling the strange and weird side of life into song-stories that are as compelling and moving as they are sometimes disturbing, Jim has helped push the Southern-gothic genre into music and back out into the limelight. His latest album, Transnormal Skiperoo, is a continuation and expansion […]

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Few songwriters have the gift that Jim White has. Channeling the strange and weird side of life into song-stories that are as compelling and moving as they are sometimes disturbing, Jim has helped push the Southern-gothic genre into music and back out into the limelight. His latest album, Transnormal Skiperoo, is a continuation and expansion […]