REVIEW: Jack White rocks Cain's
BY JERRY WOFFORD World Staff Writer
Friday, March 16, 2012
Jack White has lent his gifted guitar riffs to many acts in the past decade, but what he brought to Cain's Ballroom on Thursday night was what he does best: Jack White.
White played to a sold-out crowd that was enthusiastic to see one of modern music's most talented singers, songwriters and guitar shredders.
White broke out with The White Stripes before founding The Raconteurs in 2005 and The Dead Weather in 2009.
The first riff of his gritty guitar sound and the first notes from his distinct voice sent the crowd wild.
"A lot of people say it's good to be back, but it really, really is good to be back in Tulsa," White said.
And he let that Tulsa crowd in on what is in store with his new album. The songs have a sound familiar to The White Stripes, but White takes the lead.
In "Sixteen Saltines," a single off his upcoming debut solo album, he took both his powerful voice and guitar to the edge while in complete control.
White paid tribute to country and western music, with a steel guitar played by one of his backing band members singing along with him.
The crowd rocked their heads in unison to "I'm Slowly Turning Into You," one of The White Stripes' hits.
Several out-of-town license plates were parked around downtown Tulsa to catch one of White's few U.S. shows before a stint overseas and before the release of his upcoming solo album, Blunderbuss, due out next month.
See a complete review in Saturday's Tulsa World.