“For 25 years Diamond Joe White has been the rough-hewn poet laureate of the oilrigs and rodeos of Southern Alberta. With a voice as gruff as campfire coffee andthe heartfelt language of a cowboy poet, Diamond Joe dishes out a beguilingserving of earthy Canadiana: prairie gospel, blue collar stomp-alongs, poignant ballads. Whether singing about Louis Riel or reciting one of his “spoken wordpoems”, this larger <br />-than-life western Artist delivers the goods -his unpasturized tales from the prairie and coastal heartlands are a welcome antidote to the big hair and bombast of Nashville‟s New Country.
Bio: “For 25 years Diamond Joe White has been the rough-hewn poet laureate of the oil rigs and rodeos of Southern Alberta. This Juno-nominated singer-songwriter who has toured with the likes of Merle Haggard and the Ozark Mountain Daredevils,recently put down his plumbing tools and picked up his guita...See Full Bio
“Diamond Joe White: Too Many Changes (Casino Records, 1978) Seeing Diamond Joe White and his barnstorming band perform back in the late ’70s led directly to my love of classic country music. This album contains his hair-raising take on the traditional “Buffalo Skinners” that was the highlight of his live shows. — Allen Baekeland is a member of The Rembetika Hipsters and Tom Phillips and the Men of Constant Sorrow, and a former station manager at CJSW 90.9 FM. ”