Swamp rock singer/songwriter Tony Joe White, whose songs have been recorded by, among others, Tina Turner and Elvis Presley, has enjoyed a successful solo career since the early 2000s. His recently released Hoodoo features his signature laid-back, blues-soaked style. On the album track “9 Foot Sack”, White reminisces on a childhood spent on his father’s cotton farm.
“Five sisters and my older brother – seven kids,” White tells us of his upbringing. “We never felt like we were poor. We worked hard, but we had plenty to eat, and we cared about each other.”
Check out White’s live performance of “9 Foot Sack” below.