JOHN PAUL WHITE
FRIDAY 1/26-SATURDAY 1/27. White Water Tavern. $40.
Singer-songwriter John Paul White has a means of hovering on the precipice of melodrama. His soulfully strained voice is the sort that might simply be pushed to a histrionic place, and but he at all times stops simply in need of getting misplaced within the spectacle and vibrato, like he’s teasing the listener with breadcrumbs of emotion. The sly seduction of “Hate The Manner You Love Me” is an ideal instance.
White’s meteoric musical partnership with Pleasure Williams — The Civil Wars — could have ended beneath tense circumstances, nevertheless it appears to have launched to his work some beguiling restraint. Each of his back-to-back exhibits in Little Rock are seated, which means the already small capability of the White Water Tavern can be made even smaller, so anticipate tickets to promote out.
Editor’s notice: Since this story went into print within the January concern of the journal, the present did, in truth, promote out, although White Water has stated that a couple of last-minute tickets could open up on the door.
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