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2004 Kerrville New Folk Winner
2011 Billboard Song Contest Winner
“He’s very sincere, a great storyteller.”–Fred Bogert, record producer
Effron White was born in West Memphis, Arkansas. He was exposed to the music of Bob Dylan in the early sixties, when the strange new sounds of that young folk singer came emanating out of the walls of his older brother’s bedroom. A few years later, he staked claim to a neglected acoustic guitar his brother had gotten for Christmas.
When you hear Effron White, you are immediately struck by the uniqueness of his songs and their delivery. His gravelly vocal reminds one of Tom Waits, John Prine, or Bob Dylan; yet, there’s a PERSONAL earthiness that drives the emotional truth of his songs right into your heart. As a songwriter, Effron draws his influences from those legends of the past who are looked upon as poets as much as songwriters, such as Bob Dylan, John Prine, and Guy Clark.