DON WHITE at THE LINDEN TREE.. SAT. Feb. 8th at 8 pm. $20
The Linden Tree Coffeehouse continues its 35th season with a Night Dedicated to Humor and Love on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 8 pm at the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Wakefield. Don White has been a long time local favorite who in the past several years has been gaining many fans at concerts across the United States.
There is no one-word description for what Don White does. He’s an award-winning singer/songwriter, a comedian, an author, and a storyteller. He’s been bringing audiences to laughter and tears for thirty years, released ten CDs, three live DVDs, and a book, Memoirs of a C Student. His latest album is Live at the Guthrie Center, available now at www.donwhite.net and www.nimbitmusic.com/donwhite. In 2011, he won the Jerry Christen Memorial Award, given out by Boston Area Coffeehouse Association, for his work with the community and that same year was given a key to the city in his hometown of Lynn, Massachusetts.
Don White has been appearing at storytelling festivals around the country including the National Storytelling Festival in Tennessee and Utah. He also has joined songwriting legend Christine Lavin on national tours for over nine years.
Don’s approach to music is a unique blend. If he just played folk music, it would be a handy label. But he has invented his own genre with a mix of humor and powerful songwriting. White’s arc as a writer and performer has taken him from his industrial hometown of Lynn, Massachusetts, through Boston’s comedy clubs and coffeehouses, and onto stages around the country. At every point, White has been the ultimate observer, infusing his work with his experiences as a husband, a father, a seeker, and a joker.
Mark Stepakoff, one of Linden Tree’s Winter Potpourri finalists will open the evening with wry, witty, humorous material and poignant ballads.
Reservations are being taken at 781-246-2836. Tickets $20, those under 18 $10.
Linden Tree Coffeehouse, UU Church, 326 Main St. Wakefield, MA 01880