As part of its 30th year anniversary program, the Fly By Night proudly presents an evening with Tony Joe White, who will play the Charles Hotel on Saturday 22 April and at The Fly on Sunday 23 April. Readers have the chance to win a double pass to catch this legend live at the Charles or at the Fly. See the How to Enter details on this page and let us know which show you’d prefer to attend.
The Swamp Fox, Tony Joe White, is to put it simply a bona fide legend of the music game and at the age of 73 he just keeps getting better! Literally born for the blues, the part-Cherokee musician was brought up as part of a big brood on a cotton farm in Louisiana, raised on a diet of Lightnin’ Hopkins and local bluesmen. It’s an upbringing reflected in his evocative, haunting music and adds a veneer of authenticity to everything that he touches.
Gems like “Polk Salad Annie” and “Rainy Night in Georgia” were just the beginning. White’s recording career has now spanned parts of six decades and spawned well over 20 albums with his songs recorded by Elvis Presley, Tina Turner, Ray Charles, Roy Orbison, Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones and Etta James. He has worked in the studio or on stage with a list of artists that would make your head spin – Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, The MGs, Eric Clapton, JJ Cale, Waylon Jennings, Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris and recently appeared with the Foo Fighters on Letterman as they performed Polk Salad Annie which prompted host David Letterman to say “If I was this guy, you could all kiss my ass.” Fair call.
Tony Joe White is not one to sit still, and he’s still as relevant as he ever was with the release of his latest album, Rain Crow. So whether you’ve been with White for the duration or are a newcomer to his incredible music it matters not – come along and join the festivities when the legend that is Tony Joe White hits Australia in 2017.
Doors open 8pm. Tickets available through the Fly by Night, the Charles Hotel, and all Ticketmaster outlets.
Support act “Lightning Jack”.
This competition has now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Competition closes 4pm 18.4.17 with winners announced in the 22.4.17 edition of your Fremantle Herald.