Singer/Songwriter Will Discuss and Perform Songs from His Latest Album, Rain Crow
GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi, located in Cleveland, Mississippi, will present The Drop featuring Tony Joe White on June 7 at 7 pm in the Museum’s Sanders Soundstage. White will join the Museum for an evening performance and discussion of his most recent album, Rain Crow. Produced by his son, Jody White, Rain Crow summons recollections of long ago, when animals foretold the weather, tongue-talking worshippers proved their faith by handling deadly snakes, and a “bad wind” could drive a man to the edge of insanity.
Tony Joe White is as authentic as they come. With roots in Louisiana, he is known for popularizing swamp music. His swamp rock sound is a mix of Delta blues, Cajun, country, and rock and roll. But White is most famous for writing songs that have been performed by musical greats such as Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, and Tina Turner.
“The Museum is all about celebrating our musical heroes, and I feel that there are still so many people who need to be educated on the contributions of Tony Joe White,” said GRAMMY Museum Mississippi Executive Director Emily Havens. “He is like your favorite home-cooked meal. In his music you hear the warmth, comfort, and familiarity that one can only get at home.”
White’s best-known songs include his own hit recording of “Polk Salad Annie” and the Southern soul standard “Rainy Night in Georgia.”
GRAMMY Museum Mississippi is located at 800 W. Sunflower Rd., Cleveland, Miss., 38732. The event will start at 7 pm, and doors will open at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $15 for Members and $20 for non-members and can be purchased today at GRAMMYMuseumMS.org.
ABOUT GRAMMY MUSEUM MISSISSIPPI
Developed by the Cleveland Music Foundation—a nonprofit organization founded in 2011—the 28,000-square-foot GRAMMY Museum Mississippi is housed near the campus of Delta State University, home of the Delta Music Institute’s Entertainment Industry Studies program, which features the most unique audio recording facilities in the South. Affiliated with the Recording Academy™, GRAMMY Museum Mississippi is dedicated to exploring the past, present, and future of music, and the cultural context from which it emerges, while casting a focused spotlight on the deep musical roots of Mississippi. The Museum features a dynamic combination of public events, educational programming, engaging multimedia presentations, and interactive permanent and traveling exhibits, including a Mississippi-centric area that introduces visitors to the impact of Mississippi’s songwriters, producers, and musicians on the traditional and modern music landscape.