HRMS Presents "EFFRON WHITE ON TOUR :: LIVE AT HEALTHY RHYTHM"
Healthy Rhythm Music Services Presents "EFFRON WHITE ON TOUR :: LIVE AT HEALTHY RHYTHM" • Saturday evening, September 28th, in The Listening Room of Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery, located at historic Sampler Square (68 S Grand Ave) in downtown Montrose, Colorado!
Advance Main Gallery Reserved and Studio Gallery General Admission available. After show Meet & Greet with musicians is included. Advance purchase is recommended. This is a ticketless event. Limited seating. Admission is $2 more Day of Show (if available).
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Concert starts at 7 p.m. Street and rear lot parking available.
Effron White was born in West Memphis, Arkansas, in 1954. He was first exposed to the music of Bob Dylan in the early sixties, when the strange new sounds of that young folk singer came emanating out of the walls of his older brother's bedroom. A few years later, he staked claim to a neglected acoustic guitar his brother had gotten for Christmas.
In college, at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, he majored in art while writing songs and performing with his college musical partner, Elmo Sapwater, as the duo Sapwater and White. After earning a master's degree in art in 1985, he began concentrating more seriously on singing and songwriting. In 1990 he began performing regularly in venues all around northwest Arkansas.
When you hear Effron White, you are immediately struck by the uniqueness of his songs and their delivery. His gravelly vocal is reminiscent of Tom Waits, John Prine, or Bob Dylan; yet, there's a personal earthiness that drives the emotional truth of his songs right into your heart. As a songwriter, Effron draws his influences from those legends of the past who are looked upon as poets as much as songwriters, such as, Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, and Guy Clark.
His skills as a singer/songwriter have resulted in nationwide recognition. In 2004, Effron won the coveted "New Folk" Award at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival. He has also been honored as a Northwest Arkansas Music Award's Hall of Fame Artist, as a result of having been voted Best Singer-Songwriter in three previous years. In 2010, he was featured in American Songwriter Magazine’s Lyric Spotlight for his song, Long Haul, a story song about a down and out trucker. The same song won the Billboard Song Contest in 2011.
He has performed in many venues featuring songwriters of the highest caliber, including the Kerrville Folk Festival (Kerrville, TX), the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival (Okemah, OK), the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival (Perdido Key, FL), the 30A Songwriters Festival (Santa Rosa Beach, FL), the Nashville Songwriters Festival, The Bluebird Cafe (Nashville, TN), Douglas Corner Cafe (Nashville, TN), and Bass Performance Hall’s McDavid Studio (Fort Worth, TX). He has recorded four albums, the latest of which is “Long Haul”, co-produced with Texas Music Awards “Producer of the Year, 2012”, John Inmon. www.effronmusic.com
COMPLETE LIST OF AWARDS:
2016 - OUR TOWN/YOUR SONG Finalist ("Long Haul")
2011 - 18TH ANNUAL BILLBOARD SONG CONTEST, 1st Place Americana/Folk ("Long Haul")
2010 - AMERICAN SONGWRITER MAGAZINE's "LYRIC SPOTLIGHT" Artist, March/April Issue
2010 - AMERICAN SONGWRITER MAGAZINE Lyric Contest, Third Place ("Long Haul")
2008- NORTHWEST ARKANSAS MUSIC AWARDS "Hall of Fame" Artist
2008 - OZARK FOLK FESTIVAL SONG CONTEST, Finalist
2007- NORTHWEST ARKANSAS MUSIC AWARDS "Best Singer-Songwriter"
2006- NORTHWEST ARKANSAS MUSIC AWARDS "Best Singer-Songwriter"
2004- KERRVILLE FOLK FESTIVAL "New Folk Competition for Emerging Songwriters", Winner
2003- OZARK FOLK FESTIVAL Folk Song Contest, 3rd Place
2003- OKLAHOMA SONGWRITERS AND COMPOSERS ASSOC. (OSCA) One Plus One Song Contest, 1st Place
2002- OZARK MUSIC AWARDS "Best Original Song" ('Yankee Dime")
2002- NORTHWEST ARKANSAS MUSIC AWARDS "Best Folk Artist"
2001- GREAT AMERICAN SONGWRITING CONTEST "Honor Award"
2001- UNISONG INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING CONTEST Finalist
2001- OKLAHOMA SONGWRITERS AND COMPOSERS ASSOC. (OSCA) One Plus One Song Contest, 2nd Place & Honorable Mention
2001- COOCH MUSIC SONG CONTEST Honorable Mention and One-Year Single Song Contract
2000- OKLAHOMA SONGWRITERS AND COMPOSERS ASSOC. (OSCA) One Plus One Song Contest, 1st Place
2000- WOODY GUTHRIE SONGWRITING COMPETITION, 3rd Place
2000- ENORMOUS RECORDS Song Contest, Grand Prize Winner
1999- CHRIS AUSTIN SONGWRITING CONTEST (MERLEFEST), 2nd Place (Country)
1999- WALNUT VALLEY FESTIVAL (WINFIELD, KS), "NewSongs Showcase" Selectee
"...but, the best award is when someone tells you you've touched their heart with a song." -Effron
"Best version of that song I have ever heard."--Guy Clark, on hearing Effron perform "L.A. Freeway"
"He's very sincere, a great storyteller."--Fred Bogert, record producer
"Effron White has what it takes as a songwriter. Every song tells a story and his voice is full of the character needed to deliver it." --Paul Pearcy (Lost Gonzo Band,Terri Hendrix Band, Dixie Chicks)
“White’s time-worn but warm voice is outstanding…” –Andrew Griffin, Norman Transcript, Norman, OK
“An extraordinary songwriter and an expressive and believable singer.” –John Inmon, Producer and Musician, Bastrop, TX (Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Lafave, Elisa Gilkyson)
"I propose any list of the best country songs ever written includes Long Haul by Effron White. Seriously great." - Kyle Kellams, KUAF-FM PUBLIC RADIO (NPR)
HEALTHY RHYTHM MUSIC SERVICES
Healthy Rhythm Music Services (HRMS) is an arm of Healthy Rhythm Creative Group. The mission of HRMS is to Identify, Manage, Enhance, and Promote Indie Artists and Bands who have a deep commitment to a career in music as their primary focus.
HEALTHY RHYTHM ART GALLERY
Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery (HRAG) is about Art and Music. The Gallery affords diverse individuals a user-friendly space to create, exhibit, and sell a variety of artwork. The Gallery, located at 68 S Grand Ave in Montrose, Colorado, also houses an intimate Live Performance Venue. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Advance appointment only on Sunday. www.healthyrhythm.net
see • think • believe™
*There are no refunds or exchanges for this show. All sales are final. The only exception to this policy is if a show is cancelled. In the event of show cancellation, seating purchases will be honored when the show is rescheduled. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled show, your seating purchase will be refunded at the point of service minus any fees that may apply.
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