The Heroines Seminal swamp-rocker Tony Joe White still possesses the same languid drawl, dry humor, and spiky guitar style that drove his 1969 hit "Polk Salad Annie."… The Heroines Seminal swamp-rocker Tony Joe White still possesses the same languid drawl, dry humor, and spiky guitar style that drove his 1969 hit "Polk Salad Annie."… 2004-09-28 Tony Joe White
Music Review

The Heroines (2004)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Sep 28, 2004; Lead Performance: Tony Joe White

Seminal swamp-rocker Tony Joe White still possesses the same languid drawl, dry humor, and spiky guitar style that drove his 1969 hit ''Polk Salad Annie.'' But on The Heroines he shows his sensitive side, merging his brooding vocals with those of fellow iconoclasts Jessi Colter, Emmylou Harris, Shelby Lynne, and Lucinda Williams. They complement his laid-back authority, while the stripped-down arrangements enhance the steamy Southern soul vibe, making this a worthy addition to his estimable catalog.

Originally posted Oct 22, 2004 Published in issue #789 Oct 22, 2004 Order article reprints
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