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Windy City Smokeout

JULY 12-14, 2019

2018 Five ‘Cue Friday: Drake White

Drake White is a special breed of renaissance man. The same boy who grew up singing on church stages in Northeastern Alabama now makes country tunes inspired by a lifelong love of Bob Marley. The singer understands that, often, less is more; he’s at his best as he uses simple songwriting to create imagery that takes listeners back to special memories of their own.

It works. The soul-country machine has toured with the Zac Brown Band, Eric Church and Kip Moore and after the May release of 5-song EP Pieces, White’s only going up. He’ll take the stage with his band The Big Fire on Friday, July 13 at 5:30 p.m! Spark even more excitement with our latest installation of Five ‘Cue Friday.

Drake White

1. Favorite BBQ
Smoked Boston Butt.

2. What artist(s) are you most excited to see at the Smokeout?
Midland, Brothers Osborne, Alex Williams, Walker Hayes
and Aaron Lewis.

3. First country music concert
Hank Williams Jr. in Birmingham, Alabama in 1995.

4. Top tip to hosting a great summer party?
A good playlist, Christmas lights, Traeger Grills, cornhole, a fire pit, Nag Champa, frisbee, ENO hammock, s’mores, bug spray, wood and personalized koozies.

5. What’s on your summer playlist?
Girl in Pieces” by Drake White

The Best is Yet to Come” by Drake White

Ramblin’ Man” by The Allman Brothers Band

Electric Man” by Rival Sons

Tupelo Honey” by Van Morrison

Good Kisser” by Lake Street Dive

Let It Be” by The Beatles

See White live Friday, July, 13 at 5:30 p.m! Check out the rest of the lineup here.

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