Jim white is an unusual figure on the "current" music scene, and as such usually attracts pretty "hard-core" fans. I've got three more of his cd's, and they always include at least 2 stand-out songs, but they also generally include a couple of tracks which are forgettable, often revolving around his obsession with southern u.s christianity and different types of abuse. To put him in some perspective, you could include aspects of Johnny Dowd, Joe Henry and Richard Buckner -quality names for sure- On this record, which is perhaps his most accessible, White is backed by a host of excellent musicians including members of Ollabelle and John Keane. Recommended
Jim had to resort to Kick Starter(a project that asked fans to contibute money I paid $25 and recieved his orignal demo album and an mp3 of this album before release) to get this album completed. It is uplifting and engaging he is much underated.I have had the pleasure of seeing him live, you get a song then a story then a song etc storys are witty and incietful always bring a smile to your face I Love this Man!
Jim White is the Real Deal. Nuff said. Buy this and all the others. Now! Money well spent. If you haven't already seen the film: Searching For A Wrong Eyed Jesus buy the DVD after you've acquired the CDs. Then tell your friends.
Jim White's 2012 alt-country album, "Where It Hits You", is perfectly wonderful. The instrumentation and backing vocals are varied and carefully blended and his singing is sweet, natural and good-natured. Listening to this intelligent and imaginative music is like having a beautiful dream.