Tabasco Tom and Doc White

Tabasco Tom and Doc White

 Kalorama, Victoria, AUS
BandAmericanaBlues

Biography

Mix one part old-time medicine show, one part hillbilly swing, spice with a bit of country blues and good ol’ Piedmont pickin’ and you have the Tabasco Tom and Doc White show. Tabasco hails from Long Island, New York and has played with just about anybody who’s anybody (and a few who ain’t) and has that easy down-home manner women love and husbands hate. Steeped in the traditions of the American musical heartland and a sackful of original songs Tabasco found himself in Australia looking for like-minded souls passionate about keeping the music he loved fresh but faithful, energetic but respectful, adventurous but grounded. He didn’t have to look very far because just over the hill in the Dandenong Ranges, Doc White was trying to do the same thing. Ever since he saw Johnny Cash with June Carter, the Statler Brothers, the Carter Family and Carl Perkins on the same bill at the Apollo Stadium in Adelaide in 1969, Doc has spent years soaking up the same musical heritage as Tabasco. Hillbilly music from the Appalachians, Western Swing from Texas, Blues from the Delta and country music from just about anywhere all went into the musical melting pot. In the long journey since Doc has picked up a few instruments, written a few songs and played lots of gigs all the while looking for the right players to do justice to the music. At any gig you can hear the sounds and feel the rhythms of this incredible musical heritage played by two musicians who understand it’s heart and soul.

Discography

Tabasco Tom and Doc White (due for release Feb 2011)
The Real Deal
From the Sacred to the Profane - Doc
Good Company - Tabasco Tom
White with Nunn - Doc

Doc White awarded Song of the Year 2004 - Victorian Tasmanian Blues Awards for Cropduster Blues

Doc White - a finalist Lawson / Patterson Songwriting Awards Port Fairy Folk Festival for the song "Some Men"