Diamond Joe White, Islands Folk Festival, Providence Farm.

I have always enjoyed listening to Diamond Joe White perform, having seen him for the first time in the early 80’s. Once again he performed well at the Islands Folk Festival at Providence Farm. He brought his daughter Jolene with him (who is an excellent performer on her own) as well as a great granddaughter. The performances were a large family affair.

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Diamond Joe White

Diamond Joe White

“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 guitar again in order to resume his career as a working man’s troubadour. After getting his old band back together – and adding the tasty dobro licks of producer Doug Cox – he hit the studio with a fistful of new tunes and old classics.With a voice as gruff as campfire coffee and the heartfelt language of a cowboy poet, Diamond Joe dishes out a beguiling serving of earthy Canadiana: prairie gospel, blue collar stomp-alongs, poignant ballads. Whether singing about Louis Riel or reciting one of his “spoken word poems”, this larger-than-life western Artist delivers the goods with Honestly – his unpasturized tales from the prairie and coastal heartlands are a welcome antidote to the big hair and bombast of Nashville’s New Country.”
From Victoria’s Monday Magazine by Robert Moyes

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8 Responses to “Diamond Joe White, Islands Folk Festival, Providence Farm.”

  1. gerry frost says:

    I saw Joe way back in the 70s . have always been a fan of this mans!great voice and great songs . worked with one of his old band mates ,Tony Micheals . would love to catch a performance of his any where. thanks to Diamond Joe for hundreds of hours of wonderfull songs .Thanks Gerry Frost Calgary

  2. ricky proulx says:

    my sister sent me acopy of too many changes in 1977 .he’s great

    Bob layton Reply:

    I need a copy of DJW Too many Changes for a wedding. Any idea where I can get one?

    Bob Layton

  3. Hamish Thoms says:

    As one of Joe’s oldest and dearest friends, I have watched Joe perform in many venues, and at various various occasions, even round the campfire at his home in Chemainus. He continues to amaze me with his musical abilities, his story telling, and his compassion for his fellow man.

  4. Bill Werry says:

    I had the good fortune back in 1976, in Calgary, to play with Joe with his brother-in-law, Kim Kramer, whose band was Silver Eagle. I played pedal steel guitar and although, I only played once with Joe, I remember the night and how the audience reacted to the songs-what a blast !! I still play The Hearse Song when I get the urge. Bill Werry AKA Road Dirt.

  5. Diana Kelly(Billingsley) says:

    I go way back in knowing Joe White but have not seen him play in
    many years. Does he still play, does anyone know.

  6. lynn evans says:

    have been a fan for many years and can’t seem to find any of his albums or cd.s. whould like to know where to get them.

  7. Aaron Sutherland says:

    I grew up listening to Diamond Joe White as we took family trips driving across Canada and the US. If you want highway tunes, he’s your man.

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