Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter

Seeing Effron White perform live is an experience that fans call, “Getting EFFRON-ized!”  

Whether it's hearing Effron's signature hit song, "Long Haul", the heart-wrenching story of a trucker on his last long haul, or dancing in the aisles to the new, "Big L Love", getting EFFRON-ized is easy!  

Effron White is an Arkansas born and raised, award winning singer/songwriter now residing in Pineview, 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.

Currently, he performs nationwide with his duo partner, Lauren Blaine, as “EFFRON WHITE w/ Lauren Blaine”. Lauren is an accomplished writer and performer in her own right, and shares writing credits on a few songs on the new album. She hails from Los Angeles, CA, via her hometown of Stayton, Oregon. Like Effron she is a transplant to the Nashville area music scene, having boomeranged back and forth from LA to Nashville since the early 90s.

Together, they bring a unique sound to their brand of acoustic, Americana music.

Effron’s 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 a Northwest Arkansas Music Award's Hall of Fame Artist, as a result of having been voted Best Singer-Songwriter in three previous years. In 2010, he was featured in American Songwriter Magazine’s Lyric Spotlight for his song, "Long Haul", a story song about a down and out trucker. The same song won the Billboard Song Contest in 2011. He was selected as Nashville Ear’s ( “Best of the Best, 2019". 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).

His 2012 album, “Long Haul”, was co-produced with Texas Music Awards “Producer of the Year, 2012”, John Inmon. With 4 CDs under his belt, Effron projects his 5th album will be released in 2023.

Two of Effron’s original songs were recently used in the award winning indie film, “Samland”, available on most streaming platforms, distributed by Gravitas.


Press photos

Effron White's newest album, released February 14, 2024

Effron White in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee

On the road in Wyoming on his recent 6 month tour.

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Press / Reviews

"I propose any list of the best Country songs ever written includes "Long Haul" by Effron White. Seriously great." Kyle Kellams, KUAF-FM (NPR)


"That's the BEST version of that song I have EVER heard!” - Guy Clark said after Effron played his EFFRON-ized version of "L.A. Freeway" for Clark at MerleFest. 

 "EFFRON HAS MORE GRAVEL IN HIS VOICE THAN A MILE OF COUNTRY ROAD!" -- Multi-hit writer, Jerry Foster - 61 ASCAP awards, Nashville Songwriters Association Inernational Hall of Fame 

“THIS CD MUST BE HEARD!”  (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 (Jerry Jeff Walker, Lost Gonzo Band, Terri Hendrix Band)

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