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Thursday 02 June 2022

Dropping By From The Divided States of America Maverick Jim White Is Set To Serve Up His New Album & Book @ Brighton Komedia Studio

Americana maverick Jim White will play in Brighton, next month, in support of his most recent, upbeat, hallucinogenic record to date, Misfit's Jubilee.

Fast forward two years and White will be bringing its songs to the live stage for the first time. 

Performing as a three-piece band, the Georgia native will be joined by Geert Hellings and Nicolas Rombouts, both of whom played on the album. 

Known for his catalogue of dark ruminations on all things Southern, White's latest outing, Misfit's Jubilee, features a parade of manic, blue-collar conflagrations exploring realms dark and light, mystic and mundane, cynical and heartfelt; all presented within a buoyant, hook-laden sonic framework.


Recorded primarily at Studio Caporal in Antwerp, Belgium, the record marks a departure from White's usual hopscotch approach to collaboration - no bevy of celebrated guest artists and studios scattered across the globe this go-round.  

The album was written with just multi-instrumentalist White, his longtime drummer Marlon Patton, plus trusted Belgian sidemen Geert Hellings (guitar/banjo) and Nicolas Rombouts (electric & stand-up bass/keys), and the pared-down chemistry on display here lends Misfit's Jubilee a sonic integrity that far exceeds any of White's previous efforts. 

The album draws from an array of original songs penned by White over the span of several decades—scattered among the recent compositions are songs back-burnered in previous epochs by the singer's major label handlers, this after said songs were deemed too extreme for his 'brand'. 

With no such middleman constraints this go-round, White has found the perfect vehicle to unleash his twisted take on southern folk rock.  

Following the album release with a book of anecdotes from his many eccentric and varied careers to date, White will be promoting Incidental Contact at his upcoming UK shows, with copies set to be available at the merch stand. 

Jim White plays Brighton Komedia Studio on Wednesday 22nd June 2022. CLICK HERE for tickets.

by: Mike Cobley




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