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Tony Joe White is one of those songwriters whose work you’re probably familiar with, even if you don’t recognize his name. His songs, like “Rainy Night in Georgia,” “Polk Salad Annie” and “For Ol’ Times Sake,” have been made hits by Hank Williams Jr., Elvis Presley and Brook Benton, among many others. The Louisiana-born swamp-rock legend collaborated with Tina Turner in the 1980s and has consistently delivered strong solo work through the past couple decades, putting out records on mainstay Americana labels like New West. White’s latest LP, Rain Crow, is out now via Yep Roc. He plays The Foundry Wednesday alongside local guitarist Scott Baxendale.
TONY JOE WHITE A bright combination of rock and country with smooth, deep vocals. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.
SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul.