While there may be plenty of new and up and coming artists to be excited about, nothing quite matches the experience of delving into the authentically orchestrated melodies carved out by a pianist who has spent their lifetime homing in on their talent. After performing on and producing 20 CDs, John White certainly has plenty to offer the more attuned listener with his irrefutably smooth take on Easy Listening with a Country twist.
Brown Eyes Blue is just one of the recent pieces released by central Virginia born artist, who uses muso icons such as Floyd Cramer for inspiration and influence. Yet, careful attention to his playing style will reveal that John White’s instrumental pieces revive easy listening with a playful quintessence making it all too tempting to fully surrender to the warmth which oozes from the soundscape.
Review by Amelia Vandergast