When you hear Effron White, you are immediately struck by the uniqueness of his songs and their delivery. His gravelly vocal quality is reminiscent of Tom Waits, John Prine, or Bob Dylan. But there is a personal earthiness that drives the emotional truth of his songs right into your heart. He adds color with his simple, but personal, guitar style and a smattering of harmonica.
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, Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, and Guy Clark. His 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 the Northwest Arkansas Music Award's "Best Folk Artist", and his song, "Yankee Dime" was voted "Best Original Song" at the 2002 Ozark Music Awards. In 2008 he was entered into the NW Arkansas Music Awards Hall of Fame, having won “Best Singer-Songwriter” in three previous years.
COMPLETE LIST OF ACCOLADES:
2010-AMERICAN SONGWRITER MAGAZINE “Lyric Spotlight”- March/April Issue
2008- NW Arkansas Music Awards HALL OF FAME
2008- OZARK FOLK FESTIVAL Song Contest Finalist
2007- NORTHWEST ARKANSAS MUSIC AWARDS "Best Singer-Songwriter"
2006- NORTHWEST ARKANSAS MUSIC AWARDS "Best Singer-Songwriter"
2004- KERRVILLE FOLK FESTIVAL "New Folk Competition for Emerging Songwriters", Winner
2003- OZARK FOLK FESTIVAL Folk Song Contest, 3rd Place
2003- OKLAHOMA SONGWRITERS AND COMPOSERS ASSOC. (OSCA) One Plus One Song Contest, 1st Place
2002- OZARK MUSIC AWARDS "Best Original Song" ('Yankee Dime")
2002- NORTHWEST ARKANSAS MUSIC AWARDS "Best Folk Artist"
2001- GREAT AMERICAN SONGWRITING CONTEST "Honor Award"
2001- UNISONG INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING CONTEST Finalist
2001- OKLAHOMA SONGWRITERS AND COMPOSERS ASSOC. (OSCA) One Plus One Song Contest, 2nd Place & Honorable Mention
2001- COOCH MUSIC SONG CONTEST Honorable Mention
2000- OKLAHOMA SONGWRITERS AND COMPOSERS ASSOC. (OSCA) One Plus One Song Contest, 1st Place
2000- WOODY GUTHRIE SONGWRITING COMPETITION, 3rd Place
2000- ENORMOUS RECORDS Song Contest, Grand Prize Winner
1999- CHRIS AUSTIN SONGWRITING CONTEST (MERLEFEST), 2nd Place (Country)
1998- WALNUT VALLEY FESTIVAL (WINFIELD, KS), "NewSongs Showcase" Selectee
"...but the best award is when someone tells you you've touched their heart with a song." -Effron
“Day in the Sun”, 2000 Produced by Emily Kaitz
“Yankee Dime”, 2004 Produced by Fred Bogart
“Paradiso Loco”, 2007 Produced by The East Side Flash
“THIS CD MUST BE HEARD!” --Paul Pearcy, speaking of “Paradiso Loco”.
"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, musician (Jerry Jeff Walker, Lost Gonzo Band, Terri Hendrix Band)
Effron White’s official website: www.effronwhite.com
Effron White’s cell phone: 479-200-1631 (anytime, day or night)