El Paso Herald 1972-05-13
Folk-Soul Singer-Writer To Open Creedence Show Tony Joe White and Freddie King will be the opening acts next Thursday with the Creed- ence Clearwater Revival appearing at 8 p.m. in the County Coliseum. Tickets are on sale through the Coliseum boxoffice. To know Tony Joe White is to listen to his music. To write that he was born in Oak Grove, La., the youngest of seven children, and that all the family played musical instruments can sketch only the vaguest outline. TONY JOE White spent seven years working in southern clubs before he felt it necessary to part from his band and write his own kind of "earthy soul" music, and to develop his own very individual sound. His music and compositions reflect a world perhaps forgotten, certainly subdued. His styled is-neither passive nor aggressive. Described as "a rangy cajun with a perpetual sim squint," Tony Joe White now lives in Germantown, Tenn. (near Memphis), with his wife and two children. He recently bought a 1200 acre ranch in Mountain View, Ark., where he intends to breed horses and perhaps dogs. Tony Joe TONY JOE WHITE already has several horses, including a prize Apaloosa mare which is his pride and joy. . His records "Polk Salad Annie," "Soul Francisco" and "High Sheriff" have all gained high chart placings as have his three Monument albums, "Black and. White," "Tony Joe White Continued" and <; Tony Joe." His debut on Warner Bros. Records, "Tony Joe White," was released in January, 1971.