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Some of the best music is often made by those who have lived many lives, those with ‘life experience’ and tales to tell; Jim White is absolutely one of these people. Having been a pro surfer, literary commentator, European fashion model, dishwasher, cook, surfboard laminator and New York taxi cab driver, it’s no surprise that his music is as uncategorisable as his CV, from skiffle and blues, offbeat country and softly sung folk, to uneasy and hushed tales accompanied by banjo and an otherworldly howl, his output is wide-ranging to say the least.

The Athens, Georgia-based musician has even more eclectic creative credentials, from his songs soundtracking the likes of Breaking Bad and composing a score for Sam Shephard’s The Americans in the theatre, to collaborations with Morcheeba, Barenaked Ladies and Aimee Mann. He’s an author, filmmaker, an artist and a photographer. His celebrated film Searching For The Wrong Eyed Jesus is a fascinating trip through America’s South, where he meets all manner of entertaining characters and musical mavericks.

Arguably one of his greatest skills is as a live performer, not just for the breadth of his musical chops, but for his wonderful storytelling and Gosforth Civic Theatre provides a suitably intimate venue for his show on Saturday 8th September. On Wednesday 5th the theatre will also screen Searching For The Wrong Eyed Jesus, providing a perfect opportunity to get well and truly immersed in the life of this wonderful and thoroughly unique artist.


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