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Tony Joe White


Louisiana native Tony Joe White — otherwise known as the "Swamp Fox" — made it big in 1970 when he wrote Brook Benton's atmospheric blues hit 'Rainy Night in Georgia." He'd scored his own hit the previous year with an album recorded at the legendary Muscle Shoals studio, Polk Salad Annie " the title track of which was later recorded by Elvis himself. White pretty much hasn't lived in Louisiana since, but the deep, dark, thundering sound of his chugging blues guitar and hushed, haunting baritone is bayou through and through. White hasn't stopped touring and recording either, and he dropped Uncovered, a well-received collection of duets and cover tunes (including a previously unreleased collaboration with the late Waylon Jennings) last year. This time around, he's promoting Deep Cuts, the 21st album of his career, which was released in June. Free admission. — Alison Fensterstock

Midnight Sat., July 12

Tipitina's, 501 Napoleon Ave., 895-TIPS;


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