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Jim White gets around.
When he’s not releasing his own critically acclaimed solo albums he splits time producing records for other songwriters, exhibiting his visual art in galleries and museums across the US and Europe and publishing award winning fiction.
White’s seventh and most recent studio album, Misfit’s Jubilee, is a raucous, mind-bending joy ride of sonic influences which American Songwriter described as “one of his most accessible albums, one that’s as delightfully deeply odd as he’s always been.”
Always a darling in the UK, BBC News featured White’s The Divided States of America, the closing song Misfit’s Jubilee, on their splash page during the 2020 election.
Prior to Misfit’s Jubilee White (born Mike Pratt) released six eclectic, totally uncategorizable albums plus another six even stranger side projects.
Known for his intricately layered, highly cinematic production values, numerous songs from White’s back catalog have appeared both in film and television. His Primus-esque Word-Mule was featured in the pivotal Heisenger episode of Breaking Bad, and more recently his song Static on the Radio, a duet with Aimee Mann, landed in the closing credits of the feature film El Camino.
UK fans may recognize White as the narrator and defacto tour guide for the award winning BBC documentary, Searching for the Wrong Eyed Jesus, a road movie set in the rural South, which the LA Times described as “Decidedly strange, delightfully demented.”
Prior to becoming a musician White led an aimless, diverse life, working countless menial labor jobs: dishwasher, landscaper, lifeguard, cook, surfboard laminator, road builder, culminating with thirteen long years driving a taxi cab in New York City (where he met David Byrne and signed to Byrne’s Luaka Bop record label).
White has just completed a memoir, Incidental Contact, which Mojo magazine described as being “Unputdownable”. Based on a series of uncanny coincidences that befell him during his days driving that taxi in New York City. Two chapters of Incidental Contact, The Bottom and Superwhite, have been published in the literary music journal Radio Silence, with Superwhite being awarded a Pushcart Prize.
White was a pro surfer. He served as literary commentator for the National Endowment of the Arts. He was a European fashion model. Samuel Beckett once played a practical joke on him. There’s lots more non linear information that doesn’t really fit the usual bio format. But that’s Jim—he gets around.