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WHITEY

Genre: Blues/R&B, Metal/Hardcore, Punk, Rock

Website: http://www.whiteyrox.com/

Contact:
galileeprod@cox.net
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Dont Tread On Hope
 

MORE ABOUT WHITEY

A major and mysterious blues figure, Whitey was one of the originators of the Mississippi Delta blues style. Along with Charley Patton and Willie Brown, Whitey defined early Delta Blues in the 1920's with his irregular, often furious guitar work and his intensely emotional lyrics. So profound was Whitey's blues style that he was the main influence of the legendary bluesman Robert Johnson as well as Muddy Waters.

Whitey sang and played his guitar with compelling urgency and conviction. His brand of the blues was streaked with both preacher passion and raw manly desires, which seemed to turn many of his songs into battles between good and evil; sin and redemption.

Whitey was born on a Delta plantation. Early on he took up with the church and actually became a Baptist pastor by the time he turned twenty. But he straddled the sacred and secular worlds, which led to troubles with women and alcohol.

He had also discovered the power of the blues. After spending time in Louisiana in the early 1920's, Whitey returned to the Delta in 1926 having mastered his guitar. Tales of his allegedly selling his soul to the devil preceeded him as his reputation grew.

He worked local juke joints and house parties until 1927,when he shot and killed a man, allegedly in self-defense. Whitey was sent to Parchman Farm, an infamous Mississippi penitentiary that year.

Within one year of being sentenced, Whitey was killed in a prison riot he was said to have incited after an in-house gig.

Whitey's restless soul could not be tied down in purgatory for very long, so shortly after his death, his spirit used some of it's Voodoo Magic to "ride" young virile guitar players. So Whitey could still tour even after his own death.

Some of the artists who's bodies he has inhabited include Glazed Baby and Big Daddy Rock.
WHITEY IS LOOKING TO TOUR AMERICA AND EUROPE IN THE SPRING OF 2007....IF YOU LIKE HARD ROCK, GOOD TIMES, MONEY- AND CAN BOOK A SHOW, PLEASE CONTACT US..THANKS !