Will White

Will White


Singer-songwriter, acoustic guitar, 5-string banjo & National steel slide guitar. Heavy bluegrass, blues, & old-time roots flavors. Ralph Stanley meets Big Joe Williams, Hank Sr., and John Prine. Born in Virginia, raised in eastern North Carolina, transplanted to Western Canada.


Vociferous (adj): marked by or given to vehement insistent outcry.

Welcome to the music of songwriter Will White. Raised in the southeastern United States, Will grew up steeped in the folk music of the region. His roots span the breadth of the South, from tidewater Virginia and the Carolina low-country, across the mountains of West Virginia and Tennessee, down to the Mississippi River. His songs reflect that heritage: bluegrass, Appalachian old-time, Delta blues, gospel and country, all stirred up together, sung and played on 5-string banjo, acoustic and National steel slide guitar. It's Acoustic Americana Fusion. Ralph Stanley meets Big Joe Williams, Hank Sr., and John Prine.

“excellent lead vocalist - a Gram Parsons pained feel via White’s broken edged vocals” -Maverick Magazine (UK)

“Will White is an awesome song writer” -Uncle Billy Dunbar, Country Unplugged Bluegrass Radio, worldwidebluegrass.com

“a deft touch - White’s approach to the song leaves nothing in reserve. His voice is distinctive and true” -Donald Teplyske, Freelance Bluegrass & Roots Music Columnist

Will performs solo, with bluegrass band Widow Maker, and in various configurations with Widow Maker bandmates Byron Myhre (fiddle, mandolin), Dale Ulan (upright bass), and with the Andrea Revel band.

Will grew up in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, and was raised on eastern North Carolina bluegrass music, in the country outside of Greenville, surrounded by tobacco farms and cornfields and woods. He learned to sing and play from a young age at pig-pickin’s and bluegrass jam sessions. Will married a girl from the Rocky Mountains of Canada, where they live now in Alberta.


Will White - Rise Above, Whippoorwill Music 2010
online: http://cdbaby.com/cd/willwhite

Widow Maker - The Awful Truth, Sadiebird Records 2008
online: http://cdbaby.com/cd/widowmaker

Set List

Typically 2 sets up to an hour each. Mostly original material. The few covers tend to be traditional old-time, bluegrass, and gospel songs.