Kenny White

Saturday October 13, 2018
$26 public | $24 members

“ Kenny the artist, the songwriter, the troubadour, is winning hearts everywhere and often to my good fortune, joins me in concerts. It is always a gift to see him and hear him sing his amazing songs.” Judy Collins liner notes, BOHEMIAN

Hailed by reviewers from the New York Times to the San Francisco Chronicle for his “thrilling” and “unique” piano playing, Kenny White is a talented singer/songwriter and a successful NYC-based record producer. He has written, performed, and produced music for hundreds of TV and radio commercials as well as film soundtracks, and has worked with stars like Keith Richards, Merle Haggard, and Linda Ronstadt.

Although he is an accomplished and sought-after pianist, White is known for his clever lyrics – compared to artists as diverse as Randy Newman and Leonard Cohen. His shows include original music, with songs ranging from humorous to heart-breaking, with White accompanying himself on piano and guitar. He often tours with Cheryl Wheeler and with Judy Collins, who released three of his CDs on her Wildflower Records label. For the past year, he has been performing as opener for the Stephen Stills & Judy Collins reunion tour.

White is currently touring in support of his new album, LONG LIST OF PRIORS, which features guest musicians such as David Crosby, who says that “Kenny has earned a place among my favorite singer/songwriters. A true wordsmith and musician who reveals a fine sense of humor as well.”

A Virginia native, Janie Barnett has worn many hats in her career: Her 2017 album release “You See This River” was a first round nominee for a Grammy and Americana Music Association new artist awards; named one of the year’s best on several Roots/Americana lists. A backup singer for the likes of Linda Ronstadt, Rickie Lee Jones, Bonnie Raitt, and Celine Dion and the voice of countless national commercials, Janie and Kenny go back many decades. This will be an evening long in talent and friendship.