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First Listen: Dee White, 'Southern Gentleman'

On his debut EP, recorded with studio gurus Dan Auerbach and David Ferguson, Dee White does something very different with his vintage country tastes. Alison Krauss guests.
Dee White's debut EP is called Southern Gentleman. Source: Courtesy of the artist

Dee White's back story almost sounds like too good of a journalistic hook to be true. It goes like this: A teenager unassumingly cultivates sophisticated country music sensibilities in an unincorporated Alabama hamlet until his dad introduces him to a fellow Alabamian,who turns out to be , a producer and record executive whose work with the archetypal arena-rocking country band Alabama launched one of Nashville's most enviable and David Ferguson.

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