JIM WHITE is set to return to the UK in September, playing End Of The Road Festival and Moseley Folk Festival along with a string of headlining shows, accompanied on guitar by Clive Barnes. Tickets are on sale now for the following shows:-
1 Sep – MOSELEY FOLK FESTIVAL
2 Sep – END OF THE ROAD FESTIVAL
3 Sep – GUILDFORD St Mary’s Church
4 Sep – EXETER Phoenix
5 Sep – BRISTOL Fleece
6 Sep – YORK Crescent
8 Sep – NEWCASTLE Gosforth Civic Theatre
9 Sep – EDINBURGH Voodoo Rooms
10 Sep – HEBDEN BRIDGE Trades Club
11 Sep – CAMBRIDGE Junction 2
12 Sep – LONDON Lexington
Jim tours in support of his sixth solo studio album, the bizarrely titled ‘Waffles, Triangles & Jesus’ – a mind-bending joy ride of sonic influences featuring a bevy of his hometown Athens’ roots musicians, including Cicada Rhythm, plus west coast indie darlings Dead Rock West and rock and roll maverick Holly Golightly.
Prior to ‘Waffles, Triangles & Jesus’, White released five eclectic, totally uncatagorisable albums plus another six even stranger side projects. Numerous songs from his back catalog have appeared both in film and television, with his Primus-esque Word-Mule being featured in Breaking Bad, and more recently his cautionary rocker Crash Into The Sun appearing Ray McKinnon’s highly praised Sundance Channel series Rectify.
UK fans may recognise White as the narrator and defacto tour guide for the award winning BBC documentary, Searching for the Wrong Eyed Jesus, a road movie set in the rural South, which the LA Times described as “Decidedly strange, delightfully demented.” Prior to becoming a musician White led an aimless, diverse life, working countless menial labor jobs: dishwasher, landscaper, lifeguard, cook, surfboard laminator, road builder, culminating with thirteen long years driving a taxi cab in New York City.
White is presently at work completing a memoir, Incidental Contact, based on a series of uncanny coincidences that befell him during his days driving that taxi in New York City. Two chapters of Incidental Contact, The Bottom and Superwhite, have been published in the literary music journal Radio Silence, with Superwhite being awarded a Pushcart Prize for short fiction. White was a pro surfer. He served as literary commentator for the National Endowment of the Arts. He was a European fashion model. Samuel Beckett once played a practical joke on him. There’s lots more non linear information that doesn’t really fit the usual bio format. But that’s Jim—he gets around.
Waffles, Triangles & Jesus is out now on Loose, available on 2LP, CD & digitally.