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Joel Alden White Country Western Performance

Overview

Joe Alden White was born in West Texas. His  grandfather, he believed, was a musical savant. He could play any instrument that he could hold, he played the trumpet for the likes of the Jimmy Dorsey band during the big band era. He changed careers a few times… like cowboying on ranches that measured themselves, not by acres, but by square miles, to buy cattle, managing a feedyard, owning construction companies and even a commercial laundry. 

From his earliest memories there was music in his home.  Beethoven or Herb Albert and the Tiajuana Brass would be spinning on Dad's old turn table, Roger Miller would be singing about "The King of The Road" or Burl Ives would tell how "Bill Grogan's Goat" flagged a train… Then the Beatles happened… and Dylan, The Stones, Iron Butterfly, CCR, CSN&Y, Cream, Cocker, Allman Brothers, Hendrix, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath. Then he heard Guy Clark…he states, “I needed to hear songwriters, but not just any writers and any old songs. I needed a country beat. Songs that spoke of real folks, folks that I knew. I needed to hear Jerry Jeff, Prine, Fromholz, BW, Kristofferson, Emmylou, Pure Prairie League, Flying Burrito Bros, Lucinda, Nancy Griffith, Steve Earle, Townes, Cash, Jones, Waylon, Ray Wylie, Chris Knight, Hayes Carll, John Moreland and on and on… I was surrounded by music and by friends who played and wrote music. I had no choice but to write songs.”

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