Thursday, November 19th @ 7:30pm CST
Effron’s skills as a singer/songwriter have resulted in nationwide recognition. In 2004, Effron won the coveted “New Folk” Award at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival. He has also been honored as a Northwest Arkansas Music Award’s Hall of Fame Artist, as a result of having been voted Best Singer-Songwriter in three previous years. In 2010, he was featured in American Songwriter Magazine’s Lyric Spotlight for his song, Long Haul, a story song about a down and out trucker. The same song won the Billboard Song Contest in 2011.
He has performed in many venues featuring songwriters of the highest caliber, including the Kerrville Folk Festival (Kerrville, TX), the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival (Okemah, OK), the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival (Perdido Key, FL), the 30A Songwriters Festival (Santa Rosa Beach, FL), the Nashville Songwriters Festival, The Bluebird Cafe (Nashville, TN), Douglas Corner Cafe (Nashville, TN), and Bass Performance Hall’s McDavid Studio (Fort Worth, TX). He has recorded four albums, the latest of which is “Long Haul”, co-produced with Texas Music Awards “Producer of the Year, 2012”, John Inmon. He is currently (as of 2018) working on his first gospel music project.
Sound and Poetry. 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.
“I propose any list of the best Country songs ever written includes “Long Haul” by Effron White. Seriously great.” — Kyle Kellams, KUAF-FM (NPR)
“He’s very sincere, a great storyteller.”–Fred Bogert, record producer
“Effron White has what it takes as a songwriter. Every song tells a story and his voice is full of the character needed to deliver it.” –Paul Pearcy (Lost Gonzo Band,Terri Hendrix Band, Dixie Chicks)
“White’s time-worn but warm voice is outstanding…” –- Andrew Griffin, Norman Transcript, Norman, OK
“An extraordinary songwriter and an expressive and believable singer.” –- John Inmon, Producer and Musician, Bastrop, TX (Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Lafave, Elisa Gilkyson)
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Sunday, August 9th, 2015 we lost a kindred soul, gifted songwriter performer and champion of human rights. Our grief is overwhelming…Audrey Auld performed at our very first house concert, and what a night it was! Remembering you with sweet, sassy thoughts, Audrey as I watch it again. I hope you’re making as much noise in that angel band as you made down here with us. Play on girl, play on.