Jeff White (musician)

Jeff White is American bluegrass guitarist/mandolinist, songwriter, record producer and sound mixer. Jeff White has performed and produced albums with many artists including: Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, The Chieftans, Lyle Lovett, Tim O'Brien, The Travelin' McCourys, Michael Cleveland and The Earls Of Leicester. One of Jeff's key mentors is award-winning fiddler Michael Cleveland. Jeff and Michael have earned four International Bluegrass Music Awards for Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year. Jeff produced several of Michael Cleveland's albums. Jeff has toured with banjo picking Earl Scruggs and Louise Scruggs. Jeff White has produced and released four solo albums: in 1996 The White Album, in 1999 The Broken Road, in 2013 Renegade Revelations and in 2016 Right Beside You. [1][2]

Terrific musicianship, top-quality production, and astounding song selection — Right Beside You ought to be nominated for Recorded Event of 2016. Traditional bluegrass remains safe in these hands. Dick Bowden with Bluegrass Today.[3]
Jeff White
Born1957 (age 6162)
Syracuse, New York
OriginNashville, Tennessee, United States
GenresBluegrass, Country, Folk
Occupation(s)Singer, musician, songwriter, record producer, sound mixer
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • Mandolin
Years active1979–present
Associated actsAlison Krauss, Vince Gill, The Chieftans, Lyle Lovett, Tim O'Brien, The Travelin' McCourys, Michael Cleveland and The Earls Of Leicester

Biography

Jeff White was born in 1967 in Syracuse, New York, at 13 his family moved to North Manchester, Indiana. Jeff's first interest in bluegrass and country music came from seeing the Hee Haw television show that started in 1971. Jeff started to play guitar in high school and joined the high school bluegrass band The Suburban Grass. The band played at schools, coffeehouses and then local bars. In college Jeff discovered his love for bluegrass from a dorm mate that played mandolin. Jeff's dorm mate introduced Jeff to Doc Watson, a pioneer of bluegrass music. Jeff studied Dan Crary, Norman Blake, Don Reno, Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, Foggy Mountain Boys and The Stanley Brothers. After listing to and learning form the classics, Jeff studied the new bluegrass artists like Sam Bush and JD Crowe. The next band Jeff joined was The Johnsons. Jeff White and The Johnsons came in 1st place in the Best Bluegrass Band in America contest, put on by KFC in Louisville, Kentucky in 1979. Wining the contest earned them a free recording session in RCA's Nashville studio on Music row. Tom Collins, an album producer with Real Music City Records, helped them make two singles. In 1981 Jeff White and The Johnsons where named the Best New Bluegrass Band. The Johnsons Band was made up of: Don Johnson, Dan Anderson, Melody Johnson and Jeff White.[4] White departed the group and returned to Indiana to attend graduate school. But, Jeff returned to bluegrass and moved to Beanblossom, Indiana, there he joined up with a new and upcoming bluegrass fiddler Alison Krauss. In 1987, Jeff join Alison Krauss band the Union Station. Union Station recorded two albums while he was a member: in 1989 Two Highways and in 1990 I've Got That Old Feeling. A seaside resort in Japan wanted a bluegrass music band, so Jeff joined other bluegrass artists: Scott Vestal, Jeff Autry, Dave Peters, and Gena Britt in 1991 and play for a year. Jeff moved to Nashville in 1992, he played bluegrass at the Station Inn with Tim O'Brien. Jeff broke into professional music when Vince Gill took Jeff on the road with George Jones and Conway Twitty. Vince Gill had Jeff sing When I Call Your Name at the Grand Ole Opry. Vince Gill got Jeff a job playing with Lyle Lovett. Jeff's next job was playing with the traditional Irish band formed in Dublin The Chieftains. Looking to cross Celtic music with bluegrass and country, Paddy Moloney looked to Jeff to help with the new sound. Jeff toured, performed and helped produce the 2002 The Chieftains album Down the Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessions and in 2003 Further Down the Old Plank Road. Jeff's next project was working with bluegrass fiddle player Michael Cleveland on his albums. Jeff is also a songwriter and has written songs for The Del McCoury Band, Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski, Dale Ann Bradley, Stringdusters and Dan Tyminski. Jeff sometimes plays guitar with the Nashville bluegrass band The Travelin' McCourys. Jeff currently plays mandolin for The Earls of Leicester, a band that plays tribute to Flatt and Scruggs. Jeff is married to country music fiddler, guitarist, singer and songwriter, Laura Weber White. Jeff and Laura live in Nashville and were married on March 12, 2017.[5][6][7][8][9][10]

Discography

Jeff White's Discography:[11]

Ablums

Solo Albums

Year Album Note
1996 The White Album [12]
1999 The Broken Road [13]
2013 Renegade Revelations [14]
2016 Right Beside You [15][16][17]

Albums

  • Ablums Jeff has preformed and/or help produce:[18]
Year Album Artist Note
1987 Too Late to Cry Alison Krauss & Union Station Guitar [19]
1989 Two Highways Alison Krauss & Union Station Guitar, Vocals, Grammy Nominated [20][21]
1990 Bluegrass Class of 1990 Various Artist Guitar, Vocals [22]
1990 Breathe the Moonlight Kimberly M'Carver Guitar, Vocals [23]
1990 I've Got That Old Feeling Alison Krauss & Union Station Guitar, Vocals, Grammy Awards of 1991 won Best Bluegrass Recording.[24][25]
1992 Son of Rounder Banjo Various Artist Guitar, Vocals [26]
1993 On a Roll Pete Wernick Guitar, Vocals [27]
1994 Inherited Road Kimberly M'Carver Guitar, Vocals [28]
1994 When Love Finds You Vince Gill Vocals [29]
1995 In the Falling Dark David Mallett Vocals [30]
1995 All of This Love Pam Tillis Vocals [31]
1995 Appalachian Stomp: Bluegrass Classics Various Artist Vocals [32]
1995 Moonlighter Claire Lynch Guitar, Vocals [33]
1995 Now That I've Found You: A Collection Alison Krauss Guitar, Vocals [34]
1995 Top of the Hill Bluegrass Various Artist Guitar, Vocals [35]
1996 High Lonesome Sound Vince Gill Guitar, Vocals [36]
1996 Sisters Beth & April Stevens Guitar [37]
1996 Sweet Harmony The Whitstein Brothers Guitar [38]
1996 The Cold Hard Facts Del McCoury Band Composer [39]
1996 Trouble with the Truth Patty Loveless Vocals [40]
1997 Live in Indianapolis Gospel Music Workshop of America Bass Guitar [41]
1997 So Long So Wrong Alison Krauss & Union Station Composer [42]
1997 Songs of the Louvin Brothers Various Artist Guitar [43]
1997 Steel Rails: Classic Railroad Songs, Vol. 1 Various Artist Vocals [44]
1997 The Long Road Pam Gadd Guitar [45]
1998 A Tribute to Tradition Various Artist Guitar [46]
1998 Brother Jukebox Paul Craft Guitar [47]
1998 Long Way Home Amy Gallatin Vocals [48]
1998 The Key Vince Gill Vocals [49]
2000 Sad Songs & Waltzes Keith Whitley Guitar [50]
2000 Carry Me Across the Mountain Dan Tyminski Composer [51]
2000 Dead Grass Feat: Vassar Clements Dead Grass Vocals [52]
2000 Doobie Shea Essential Sampler Various Artist Composer [53]
2000 Let's Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye Vince Gill Vocals [54]
2000 Ready to Go Bryan Sutton Composer [55]
2000 The Chain Gang Jimmy Bowen & Santa Fe Composer [56]
2001 Blue Trail of Sorrow: 16 Top Bluegrass Gems Various Artists Composer [57]
2001 Cool Blue Rocks: Rock 'N' Roll in the Bluegrass Tradition Various Artists Vocals [58]
2001 Mountain Soul Patty Loveless Vocals [59]
2001 O Sister! The Women's Bluegrass Collection Various Artists Guitar[60]
2001 Songcatcher Various Artists
Original Soundtrack
Guitar, Vocals [61][62]
2001 Two Journeys Tim O'Brien Vocals [63]
2002 Bluegrass Greats Various Artists Producer, Vocals, Guitar, Composer [64]
2002 Delayed but Not Denied The Bonner Brothers Engineer, Audio Engineer, Composer [65]
2002 Down the Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessions The Chieftains Engineer, Vocals, Guitar, Vocals Producer, Grammy nominated [66]
2002 O Sister 2: A Women's Bluegrass Collection Various Artists Guitar [67]
2002 Second Son Jim Hurst Vocals [68]
2002 The Angels Are Singing: A Women's Bluegrass Gospel Collection Various Artists Vocals [69]
2002 The Singer-Songwriter Collection Various Artists Vocals [70]
2002 Flame Keeper Michael Cleveland Producer, Mixer, Vocals [71]
2003 Blue Ridge Mountain Mandolin Various Artists Guitar [72]
2003 Bluegrass Today Various Artists Producer, Mixer, Vocals [73]
2003 Chartbuster Karaoke: Bluegrass, Vol. 16 Various Artists Composer [74]
2003 Comfort of Her Wings Charley Pride Guitar [75]
2003 Further Down the Old Plank Road The Chieftains Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Associate Producer [76]
2003 Love Goes On Andrea Zonn Vocals [77]
2003 Midnight Call Don Rigsby Guitar [78]
2003 Next Big Thing Vince Gill Vocals [79]
2003 White Dove: The Bluegrass Gospel Collection Various Artists Vocals [80]
2004 Bluegrass Number 1's Various Artists Vocals [81]
2004 High Lonesome and Blue Del McCoury Composer [82]
2004 Live - The Bonner Brothers The Bonner Brothers Composer [83]
2004 Emily Watson EP Human Hands Vocals [84]
2004 Melonie Cannon Melonie Cannon Vocals [85]
2005 Georgia Hard Robbie Fulks Guitar, Vocals [86]
2005 Live from Dublin: A Tribute to Derek Bell The Chieftains Guitar [87]
2005 Fired Up Michael Cleveland Mixer, Producer [88]
2005 New Standards for Flatpicking Guitar Various Artists Composer, Artist [89]
2005 Catch Tomorrow Dale Ann Bradley Guitar, Vocal Harmony [90]
2006 Day in the Country Butch Baldassari Guitar [91]
2006 Let Er Go Boys Michael Cleveland Mixer, Producer, Vocals [92]
2006 The Essential Chieftains The Chieftains Guitar [93]
2006 These Days Vince Gill Guitar, Vocal [94]
2007 A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection Alison Krauss Guitar [95]
2007 Giant Bear Giant Bear Guitar [96]
2007 It's Not Big It's Large Lyle Lovett Vocals [97]
2007 The Slow Transmission The Swivel Chairs Audio Production [98]
2008 The Infamous Stringdusters The Infamous Stringdusters Composer [99]
2009 By Request Del McCoury Composer [100]
2009 I am Stranger Jeremy Garrett Composer [101]
2009 Celebrating 50 Years of Del McCoury Del McCoury Composer [102]
2009 Way Up on a Mountain ' Spring Creek Audio Production[103]
2011 Guitar Slinger Vince Gill Vocals [104]
2011 Somewhere South of Crazy Dale Ann Bradley Composer [105]
2011 Life Goes On: Musicians Against Childhood Cancer Various Artists Composer [106]
2013 Oak Island Nightlands Engineer [107]
2013 Playlist: The Very Best of Patty Loveless Patty Loveless Associate Producer [108]
2013 The King's Gift ' Trace Adkins Guitar [109]
2015 The Blade Ashley Monroe Vocals [110]
2015 Pocket Full of Keys Dale Ann Bradley Vocals [111]
2015 Valley of the Snake Ruby the Hatchet Lap Steel Guitar [112]
2016 Full Circle Loretta Lynn Vocals, Guitar [113]
2016 Rattle & Roar The Earls of Leicester Vocals, Mandolin, Group Member [114][115]
2016 The Fiddler's Dream Michael Cleveland Guitar, vocals, mixer, producer, Grammy Nomination[116]
2018 King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Mille Various Artists Mandolin, Vocal [117]
2018 Tis Ol War Coco O'Connor Mandolin, Vocal [118]
2018 Live at the CMA Theater in the Country Music Hall of Fame The Earls of Leicester Vocals, Mandolin[119]
2019 Love Hard, Work Hard, Play Hard Deanie Richardson Vocals [120]
2019 Tall Fiddler Michael Cleveland Producer [121]

Performances

  • Selected: Tours, Performances and Events.[122]
Year Event Artist Note
1987-1989 Alison Krauss tours Alison Krauss Guitar [123]
1989 Live at the Ryman Jeff White Guitar, Vocals [124]
1989 IBMA Festival Owensboro, KY Jeff White Guitar, Vocals [125]
1991 Japan tour Dave Peters, Randy Howard, James McKinney and Jeff White Guitar, Vocals [126]
1992-2018
(on and off since 1992)
Vince Gill Tour Tours Vince Gill Guitar, Vocals [127][128]
1997 Earl Scruggs Band Earl Scruggs Guitar, Vocals [129]
2002-2005
(on and off since 2002)
The Chieftains Tours The Chieftains Mandolin, Vocals [130][131]
2009 Mountain Soul II tour Patty Loveless Guitar, Vocals [132]
2010 - 2017 The Travelin' McCourys tour Travelin' McCourys Guitar, Vocals [133]
Oct. 26, 2014 Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony Various Artist Guitar, Vocals [134][135]
2000-2019
(on and off since 2000)
Live at the Station Inn, Nashville Jeff White Guitar, Vocals [136]
2015 Flatpick Guitar Demonstration
Country Music Hall of Fame
Jeff White Guitar [137]
2016-2019 The Earls Of Leicester Tours The Earls Of Leicester Guitar, mandolin, Vocals [138][139]
2018 2018 Country Music Hall of Fame Jeff White Guitar, Vocals [140]
2019 Flamekeeper, The Michael Cleveland Story The Michael Cleveland Story Guitar, Vocals [141][142]

Awards

Selected Jeff White Awards:[143][144]

Year Album Album Artist Award
2006 Let Er Go Boys Michael Cleveland Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year, produced by Jeff White & Michael Cleveland
2009 Flamekeeper Michael Cleveland Song:Jerusalem Ridge Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year, produced by Jeff White & Michael Cleveland
2011 Goin' Up Dry Branch Michael Cleveland Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year, produced by Jeff White & Michael Cleveland
2011 Fiddler's Dream Michael Cleveland Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year, produced by Jeff White & Michael Cleveland
2017 Earls of Leicester Earls of Leicester 28th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, Entertainer of the Year award[145][146]

See also

References

  1. bluegrasstoday.com, Jeff White
  2. herald-dispatch.com, Vince Grill guitarist
  3. Dick Bowden with Bluegrass Today, May 2, 2016
  4. Billboard, September 18, 1982, page 50
  5. oldtownschool.org, The Earls of Leicester
  6. lauraweberwhite.com Laura Weber White Biography
  7. Jeff White Bio
  8. Laura Weber Cash and Jeff White Wed in Goodlettsville, TN, March 15, 2017 by Dick Bowden
  9. mandolincafe.com, 10 Questions for Laura Weber Cash, By Mandolin Cafe, August 3, 2010
  10. Jeff White Inks Artist Endorsement Deal With Airplay Direct, April 16, 2016
  11. "Jeff Whites". Discogs. Retrieved 2019-08-28.
  12. allmusic.com, The White Album
  13. allmusic.com, The Broken Road
  14. allmusic.com, Renegade Revelations
  15. bluegrasstoday.com, Right Beside You, by Dick Bowden, May 2, 2016
  16. broadwayworld.com Right Beside You', Jeff White Review
  17. bluegrassmusic.com, Right Beside You review
  18. allmusic.com, Jeff White credits
  19. The New Generation of Country Music Stars: Biographies of 50 Artists Born ... By David Dicaire, page 221
  20. Allmusic Two Highways, Alison Krauss & Union Station
  21. albumlinernotes.com, Alison Krauss, bio
  22. Allmusic Bluegrass Class of 1990
  23. Allmusic, Kimberly M'Carver, Breathe the Moonlight
  24. Allmusic , I've Got That Old Feeling, Alison Krauss & Union Station
  25. alisonkrauss.com, Jeff White
  26. Allmusic, Son of Rounder Banjo
  27. Allmusic, On a Roll
  28. Allmusic, Inherited Road
  29. Allmusic, When Love Finds You
  30. Allmusic, In the Falling Dark
  31. Allmusic, All of This Love
  32. Allmusic, Appalachian Stomp: Bluegrass Classics
  33. Allmusic, Moonlighter
  34. Allmusic, Now That I've Found You: A Collection
  35. Allmusic, Top of the Hill Bluegrass
  36. Allmusic, High Lonesome Sound ,Vince Gill
  37. Allmusic, Sisters, Beth & April Stevens
  38. Allmusic, Sweet Harmony, The Whitstein Brothers
  39. Allmusic, The Cold Hard Facts
  40. Allmusic, Patty Loveless, Trouble with the Truth
  41. Allmusic, Live in Indianapolis
  42. Allmusic, So Long So Wrong
  43. Allmusic, Songs of the Louvin Brothers
  44. Allmusic, Steel Rails: Classic Railroad Songs, Vol. 1
  45. Allmusic, The Long Road
  46. Allmusic, A Tribute to Tradition
  47. Allmusic, Brother Jukebox
  48. Allmusic, Long Way Home
  49. Allmusic, The Key
  50. allmusic, Keith Whitleym Sad Songs & Waltzes
  51. Allmusic, Carry Me Across the Mountain
  52. Allmusic, Dead Grass Feat: Vassar Clements
  53. Allmusic, Doobie Shea Essential Sampler
  54. Allmusic, Let's Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye
  55. Allmusic, Ready to Go
  56. Allmusic,The Chain Gang
  57. Allmusic, Blue Trail of Sorrow: 16 Top Bluegrass Gems
  58. Allmusic, Blue Trail of Sorrow: 16 Top Bluegrass Gems
  59. Allmusic, Mountain Soul
  60. Allmusic, Mountain Soul
  61. Allmusic, Songcatcher
  62. https://www.imdb.com Songcatcher, moive
  63. Allmusic, Two Journeys
  64. Allmusic, Bluegrass Greats
  65. Allmusic, Delayed but Not Denied
  66. Allmusic, Down the Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessions
  67. Allmusic, O Sister 2: A Women's Bluegrass Collection
  68. Allmusic,Second Son
  69. Allmusic, The Angels Are Singing: A Women's Bluegrass Gospel Collection
  70. Allmusic, The Singer-Songwriter Collection
  71. discogs.com, Flame Keeper, Michael Cleveland
  72. Allmusic, Blue Ridge Mountain Mandolin
  73. Allmusic, Bluegrass Today
  74. Allmusic, Chartbuster Karaoke: Bluegrass, Vol. 16
  75. Allmusic, Comfort of Her Wings
  76. Allmusic, Further Down the Old Plank Road
  77. Allmusic, Love Goes On
  78. Allmusic, Midnight Call
  79. Allmusic, Next Big Thing
  80. Allmusic, White Dove: The Bluegrass Gospel Collection
  81. Allmusic, Bluegrass Number 1's
  82. Allmusic, High Lonesome and Blue
  83. Allmusic, Live - The Bonner Brothers
  84. Allmusic, Emily Watson EP
  85. Allmusic, Melonie Cannon
  86. Allmusic, Georgia Hard
  87. Allmusic, Live from Dublin: A Tribute to Derek Bell
  88. allmusic.com Fired Up, Michael Cleveland
  89. allmusic.com New Standards for Flatpicking Guitar
  90. allmusic.com Catch Tomorrow, Dale Ann Bradley
  91. Allmusic, Day in the Country
  92. discogs.com, Let Er Go Boys, Michael Cleveland
  93. Allmusic The Essential Chieftains
  94. Allmusic These Days
  95. Allmusic A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection
  96. Allmusic, Giant Bear
  97. Allmusic, It's Not Big It's Large
  98. Allmusic, The Slow Transmission
  99. Allmusic, The Infamous Stringdusters
  100. Allmusic, By Request
  101. Allmusic Jeremy Garrett, I am Stranger
  102. Allmusic, Celebrating 50 Years of Del McCoury
  103. Allmusic, Way Up on a Mountain
  104. Guitar Slinger
  105. Allmusic, Somewhere South of Crazy
  106. Allmusic, Life Goes On: Musicians Against Childhood Cancer
  107. Allmusic, Oak Island
  108. Allmusic, Playlist: The Very Best of Patty Loveless
  109. Allmusic, The King's Gift
  110. Allmusic, The Blade
  111. Allmusic, Pocket Full of Keys
  112. Allmusic,Valley of the Snake
  113. Allmusic, Full Circle, Loretta Lynn
  114. Allmusic, Rattle & Roar
  115. countrystandardtime.com, Rattle & Roar Review
  116. compassrecords.com, The Fiddler's Dream
  117. Allmusic, King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Mille
  118. Allmusic, Tis Ol War
  119. Allmusic, Live at the CMA Theater in the Country Music Hall of Fame
  120. Allmusic, Love Hard, Work Hard, Play Hard
  121. bluegrasstoday.com, Tall Fiddler, by Daniel Mullins August 23, 2019
  122. airplaydirect.com Jeff White
  123. Alison Krauss website
  124. Ryman Concert List
  125. Ryan Baker's Live Concert Recording List
  126. Inside Jeff White's World of Bluegrass By David McCarty
  127. herald-dispatch.com, Vince Gill returns with his talented guitarist of 27 years, By Derek Halsey, Herald-Dispatch, Sep. 24, 2018
  128. nashcountrydaily.com, Vince Gill Announces More Than 25 Tour Dates for the Remainder of 2018, by Jim Casey,by The Jim Casey, August 1, 2018
  129. IBMA World of Bluegrass '97
  130. LA Phil, The Chieftains, Feb. 1, 2013
  131. irishamerica.com, The Chieftains Will Tour U.S. By Irish America Staff, February 2003
  132. bluegrasstoday.com, Patty Loveless – Mountain Soul II, by John Lawless, October 20, 2009
  133. thetravelinmccourys.com Travelin' McCourys Big news!, November 12, 2015
  134. Country s Sweetest Night. Keeping It Nashville. October 27, 2014, Issue 420
  135. cybergrass.com, Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony
  136. nowplayingnashville.com Jeff White Station Inn
  137. Jeff White Flatpick Guitar Demonstration, Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville, August 16, 2015
  138. errydouglas.com, The Earls Of Leicester Tours, August 6, 2018
  139. highroadtouring.com, April 18, 2016, Nashville
  140. cmt.com, Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, by Edward Morris 10/22/2018
  141. nashville.com, The Michael Cleveland Story, Jerry Holthouse February 13, 2019
  142. flamekeeperfilm.com, The Michael Cleveland Story
  143. International Bluegrass Music Association, Award Recipient, Jeff White
  144. International Bluegrass Music Association, Award Recipient, Inductees
  145. rollingstone.com, 2017 Bluegrass Awards: Earls of Leicester Named Entertainer of the Year, By Stephen L. Betts, September 29, 2017
  146. earlsofleicester.net, The Earls of Leicester office website
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