“Being from Tulsa, I have always respected and loved Don’s writing, singing and musicianship. I’m blown away that there is yet another White that writes, sings, and plays guitar just as amazing. It’s dual talent and dual listening enjoyment,” said Brenda Cline, chief operating officer of Luna Chica Records. “It’s an honor to be able to work with them and promote this incredible project. What a record!”
Both having success in their respective solo careers and working together from time to time, Daddy Bo is the expression of Don and Steve White’s varied musical influences and talents as songwriters, vocalists, musicians and producers. Terrell Lester calls Don and Steve White “genius times two,” and Daddy Bo is the collaborative result of that genius. Although challenging to categorize, the album combines the elements of Don’s signature “Tulsa Sound” of rhythm and blues, country blues, honkytonk shuffle and rock and roll with Steve’s funky, groove-based influence and strong vocals.
“I’m a country singer who plays Blues guitar and that’s what comes through in my music,” said Don. “Daddy Bo is a generation blend of the original Tulsa Sound and the new Tulsa Sound,” said Don. He laughed and continued, “We don’t even know what that is, but some people seem to know.”
According to Don, he had wanted to make a record with his son Steve for several years. “I learned from my Okie Fiesta record how great Steve was in the studio,” said Don. “Once we got into this record (Daddy Bo), I learned to really count on him and trust his ear and his ideas.”
Don and Steve collaborated on all of the music and co-wrote the title track, “Daddy Bo.” They also co-produced the record with David Teegarden, former drummer of Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet band – and played on some of Bob Seger’s biggest hits.
“It is a distinct honor and privilege to collaborate with my dad on this project,” said Steve White. “It was great fun to work with him, David Teegarden, and all of the fantastic musicians on this album. I’m very proud of our work together, and look forward to much more in the future.”
Don and Steve White’s new album is already impacting music lovers far beyond the borders of Oklahoma. The global reach of their music was demonstrated by their #4 chart status for Daddy Bo on AirPlay Direct’s Top 50 Americana/AAA Albums Chart for the first week in September, a position they are currently holding for the month. Stations from the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, Austria, New Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom, Uruguay, France and The Netherlands have downloaded songs from the album to share with their listeners.
Don and Steve have shared the stage in concert with many greats, including: Dwight Yoakam, Delbert McClinton, Buddy Guy, Asleep At The Wheel, Merle Haggard, Pam Tillis, and others.
For more information on Don and Steve White and to hear samples from Daddy Bo, visit www.LunaChicaRecords.com.
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