Matthew E. White will be on Letterman on Monday, March 16 and then heads on to SXSW. His brand new album Fresh Blood, which was released a few days ago, has been getting rave reviews. From the stage at Trinity United Methodist Church for Savannah Stopover, White noted a couple of times that none of us knew the songs yet since the album had not yet been released. I restrained myself from raising my hand to point out that the fantastic new record was already streaming at NPR. After a few plays of Fresh Blood, there was no way I was going to miss White’s show.
White has roots in jazz, but one gets the impression he could play any style he wants to play. The low key frontman and his excellent band had dozens of folks dancing in the aisle before the end of the show, and I think we’re all looking forward to White’s return to Savannah with J. Roddy Walston & The Business on May 29th at The Jinx.