Effron White is an Arkansas born and raised, award winning singer/songwriter now residing in Nashville, TN.
When you hear Effron White, you are immediately struck by the uniqueness of his songs and their delivery. His gravelly vocal brings to mind the likes of Tom Waits, John Prine, or Bob Dylan; yet, there’s a personal earthiness that drives the emotional truth of his songs right into your heart. As a songwriter, Effron draws his influences from those legends of the past who are looked upon as poets as much as songwriters; Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, and Guy Clark.

 

He has performed in many venues featuring songwriters of the highest caliber, including the Kerrville Folk Festival (Kerrville, TX), the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival (Okemah, OK), the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival (Perdido Key, FL), the 30A Songwriters Festival (Santa Rosa Beach, FL), the Nashville Songwriters Festival, The Bluebird Cafe (Nashville, TN), Douglas Corner Cafe (Nashville, TN), and Bass Performance Hall’s McDavid Studio (Fort Worth, TX). He has recorded four albums, the latest of which is “Long Haul”, co-produced with Texas Music Awards “Producer of the Year, 2012”, John Inmon.

COMPLETE LIST OF AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS:

2019 – BEST OF THE BEST, 2019 Nashville Ear Singer/Songwriters Internet Magazine
2016 – OUR TOWN/YOUR SONG Finalist (“Long Haul”)
2011 – 18TH ANNUAL BILLBOARD SONG CONTEST, 1st Place Americana/Folk (“Long Haul”)
2010 – AMERICAN SONGWRITER MAGAZINE’s “LYRIC SPOTLIGHT” Artist, March/April Issue
2010 – AMERICAN SONGWRITER MAGAZINE Lyric Contest, Third Place (“Long Haul”)

2008- NORTHWEST ARKANSAS MUSIC AWARDS “Hall of Fame” Artist

2008 – OZARK FOLK FESTIVAL SONG CONTEST, Finalist

2007- NORTHWEST ARKANSAS MUSIC AWARDS “Best Singer-Songwriter”
2006- NORTHWEST ARKANSAS MUSIC AWARDS “Best Singer-Songwriter”
2004- KERRVILLE FOLK FESTIVAL “New Folk Competition for Emerging Songwriters”, Winner
2003- OZARK FOLK FESTIVAL Folk Song Contest, 3rd Place
2003- OKLAHOMA SONGWRITERS AND COMPOSERS ASSOC. (OSCA) One Plus One Song Contest, 1st Place
2002- OZARK MUSIC AWARDS “Best Original Song” (‘Yankee Dime”)

2002- NORTHWEST ARKANSAS MUSIC AWARDS “Best Folk Artist”
2001- GREAT AMERICAN SONGWRITING CONTEST “Honor Award”

2001- UNISONG INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING CONTEST Finalist

2001- OKLAHOMA SONGWRITERS AND COMPOSERS ASSOC. (OSCA) One Plus One Song Contest, 2nd Place & Honorable Mention
2001- COOCH MUSIC SONG CONTEST Honorable Mention and One-Year Single Song Contract

2000- OKLAHOMA SONGWRITERS AND COMPOSERS ASSOC. (OSCA) One Plus One Song Contest, 1st Place

2000- WOODY GUTHRIE SONGWRITING COMPETITION, 3rd Place

2000- ENORMOUS RECORDS Song Contest, Grand Prize Winner

1999- CHRIS AUSTIN SONGWRITING CONTEST (MERLEFEST), 2nd Place (Country)

1999- WALNUT VALLEY FESTIVAL (WINFIELD, KS), “NewSongs Showcase” Selectee