Barrence Whitfield

Boston North Shore, Massachusetts, US
Artist / Band / Musician
Rockabilly / Big Beat / Roots Music
Blood Red Vinyl
Barrence Whitfield, AKA Barry White, started singing in a Gospel church as a young child. Throughout his high school years, he belonged to bands as both a singer and a drummer.Barrence came to Boston, where he was discovered by Peter Greenberg, the founder of the original Savages. This is where Barrence first got a taste of the Rock N' Roll life. The Boston scene was great for newcomers, and Barrence was well-received, but he soon found stardom on a larger scale in Europe.Andy Kershaw, a well-known DJ and journalist in England, heard Barrence and fell in love with his style, his incredible pipes and his unique persona. It wasn't long before Barrence was traveling all over Europe, making records,and being embraced by fans for his matchless and boundless energy and talent.Before long, Barrence was opening for, and playing with, performers like Bo Diddley, Tina Turner, George Thorogood, Robert Cray, The Reverend Solomon Burke, Los Lobos, Taj Mahal, Richard Thompson and many more.While Barrence's European fans were growing rapidly in number, his American popularity wasn't as vast - his fans at home thought he had moved to Europe!Barrence has received critical acclaim on the two albums he did with renowned country singer/songwriter, Tom Russell, as well as the Merle Haggard Tribute Album. He has recorded an album with Jim Dickerson, who produced the Rolling Stones, and he did an album for Demon Records UK, Elvis Costello's label.Barrence's new CD release is OUT NOW! RAW,RAW,ROUGH! was produced by Tommy Hambridge, who produced Susan Tedeschi's first (which went gold) and second albums.It has been released ©2009 by Blood Red Vinyl & Discs, and is available for you to purchase from the nice folks at CD Baby™This MySpace is maintained mostly by my friend Dave.I read these messages when I can.Please visit the Official Site for any Official Communication and for all Official Information, okay? Cool.http://barrencewhitfield.comFor bookings inquiries, please send an email, I won't be performing there this year.)
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