HONESDALE - Visit The Cooperage on Saturday, April 7 for a one-of-a-kind show. Don White will take stage at 7:30 p.m. with the doors opening at 7 p.m.
This event is BYOB with a suggested donation of $15 advance or $20 at the door.
“There is no one-word description for what Don White does,” said Ryanne Jennings, director of The Cooperage. “He has survived and thrived for 25 years, bringing his audiences to laughter and tears in his live performances, studio recordings, and on the printed page. He is a storyteller-comedian-author-troubadour-folk singer-songwriter. He is a walking challenge to the phrase ‘file under.’ Best to just sort him under ‘Don White.’”
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, Ma across the country as hitchhiker, through Boston’s comedy clubs and coffeehouses, and onto the stage with greats like Christine Lavin, Arlo Guthrie, Taj Mahal, Ritchie Havens, Patty Larkin, Bill Morrissey, Tom Rush, and Louden Wainright III. 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.
“His performance will surely be a great experience,” Jennings said.
The Cooperage is located at 1030 Main St., Honesdale.