Jim White’s new album “Where It Hits You” (read our review) was released on Loose in February 2012. The album is as rich and diverse a record as Jim has ever produced. From the brooding dreamlike opener, “Chase The Dark Away,” to the wild eyed stomp of “Here We Go,” to the Beefheartesque “Infinite Mind,” to the Harvest-era Neil Young ringer “My Brother’s Keeper,” Where It Hits You finds Jim in full musical stride, effortlessly blending genres and approaches in ways that sometimes boggle the mind. But as White’s work has shown over the arc of his career, despite the experimental extremes he recklessly embraces, there’s always a cohesive, singular identity that holds the divergent influences together.
Jim White’s critically acclaimed debut album, The Mysterious Tale of How I Shouted Wrong-Eyed Jesus, tapped into the zeitgeist of what would soon blossom into the lo-fi Americana movement. “Back then (1997) there was maybe twenty of us doing it – Wilco and 16 Horsepower, of course Lucinda and Steve Earle and The Jayhawks. Now, hell, there’s a million lonesome geniuses out there, each one singing their heart out sadder than the next.” Jim White is known primarily for both his genre bending records like his 2001 break out album No Such Place and 2007′s Transnormal Skiperoo, as well as his award winning BBC documentary film Searching For The Wrong Eyed Jesus.
Jim will be touring the UK through June and we have a pair of tickets for each event:
UK TOUR – JUNE 2012
7th LONDON, Union Chapel
8th NEWCASTLE, The Cluny
10th MANCHESTER, Quays Theatre – The Lowry
11th BIRMINGHAM, The Library – HMV Institute
12th BRISTOL, Thekla
Tickets for all dates are available from www.seetickets.com 08700 603 777
Closing Date Monday 4th June 10:00am
We have a pair of tickets to see Jim White for the dates listed above.
For the chance to get a pair of tickets email us: alex [at] folkradio.co.uk with Jim White in the subject heading.
In the email body include your name along with the date/s you would like to attend. You can give more than one choice of date, just list them in order of preference.
Winners will be notfied by email and their names passed onto the event organisers.