The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, in partnership with Flying Saucer Presents, is proud to welcome Louisiana singer-songwriter and swamp rock legend Tony Joe White live in concert. Growing up on a cotton farm in Louisiana as one of seven kids, music was played for entertainment..for release. When blues was added to his childhood diet of country, White was hooked, learning to play his father’s guitar by ear. He formed a series of bands and took to the road after finishing school and a stint at truck driving in Georgia. His laid back, country blues-inflected vocals learned to thrive against the roil of an R&B backbeat. His signature sound was completed when he began to introduce original songs drawn from his experiences and upbringing.
Gems like “Polk Salad Annie” and “Rainy Night in Georgia” were just the beginning, as he proceeded to write, record, and perform regularly through the present day, finding great success both at home and abroad. Through the years, his songs have been recorded by everyone from Tina Turner to Elvis Presley to Dusty Springfield. Ray Charles, Roy Orbison, Etta James, and many others have also covered the songs of this legendary singer and songwriter.
On White’s latest album “Hoodoo”, he produces an ethereal, authentic bayou guitar trance. Awash in danger, spiritual uncertainty, and environmental fury, Hoodoo’s lyrical concerns are matched by a particularly intense strain of White’s trademark swamp funk.
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm
Visit the Concert hall website for additional information and to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre box office.