When you hear Effron White, you are immediately struck by the uniqueness of his songs and their delivery. His gravelly vocal quality is reminiscent at times 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, such as, Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, and Guy Clark. His skills as a singer/songwriter have resulted in nationwide recognition. In 2004, Effron won the coveted "New Folk" Award at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival. He has also been honored as the Northwest Arkansas Music Award's "Best Folk Artist", and his song, "Yankee Dime" was voted "Best Original Song" at the 2002 Ozark Music Awards. Most recently, he was voted "Best Singer-Songwriter" - for the second year in a row - at the 2007 Northwest Arkansas Music Awards.
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
“Day in the Sun”, 2000 Produced by Emily Kaitz
“Yankee Dime”, 2004 Produced by Fred Bogart
“Paradiso Loco”, 2007 Produced by The East Side Flash
“THIS CD MUST BE HEARD!” --Paul Pearcy, speaking of “Paradiso Loco”.
"Effron White has what it takes as a songwriter. Every song tells a story and his voice is full of the character needed to deliver it." --Paul Pearcy, musician (Terri Hendrix Band)
"Best version of that song I have ever heard."--Guy Clark, on hearing Effron perform "L.A. Freeway"
"He's very sincere, a great storyteller."--Fred Bogert, record producer