Tony Joe White

Death of Tony Joe White

July 23, 1943 - October 24, 2018
| Age 75

"Swamp rock" musician wrote "Polk Salad Annie" and "Rainy Night in Georgia"…


Tony Joe White was a "swamp rock" legend who wrote the classic songs "Polk Salad Annie" and "Rainy Night in Georgia." White grew up in Louisiana and began performing at school dances. He signed with Monument Records in 1967, first hitting the charts in 1969 with "Polk Salad Annie." White's "swamp rock" music had elements of Cajun, country, blues, rock, and R&B. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.