We’re proud to continue our 2019 AmericanaFest Video Sessions by presenting Alabama-native and classic country crooner, Dee White. Filmed at our Soundcheck Office in Nashville, White performs “Rose of Alabam”, “Ol’ Muddy River”, and “In the Garden”.
From White’s debut album, Southern Gentleman, are the jangly “Ol’ Muddy River” and the “impossibly elegant meditation on infidelity” (NPR) “Rose of Alabam”. The session is rounded out with a cover of “In the Garden”, a hymn written by C. Austin Miles and made famous by Elvis in his gospel album, How Great Thou Art.
Premiered as an NPR First Listen, Southern Gentleman was released via Dan Auerbach’s label, Easy Eye Sound, and Warner Music Nashville. The record features performances by Alison Krauss, Ashley McBryde, and Dan Auerbach, who co-produced the album alongside David “Fergie” Ferguson.
“On Southern Gentleman, White's Roy Orbison-esque vocals spin into jangly country instrumentation, complete with steel guitar swells and grooving fiddle that complement the rise and fall of his silky smooth voice,” writes The Boot. “It's not weighed down by production, making it an evergreen record that's just as based in modernity as it is in the classic country music by which White is inspired. He's got the sensibilities for compelling songwriting and a diligent approach that's revealed throughout the course of the album, which sets him apart from his peers.”