How We Helped:Albert White was welcomed into the Music Maker family in 2000. Since that time, he has received grants for sustenance, two fine Gibson guitars, and help recording his CD Soul of the Blues. He is also featured on the Music Maker compilation CD Blues Sweet Blues. Albert has toured with the Music Maker Revue throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia.
More about Albert:
When Albert was young he grew fascinated by the Blues and soon fell in love with the guitar. His Uncle, Piano Red, gave him an old guitar and encouraged Albert to take lessons from Wesley Jackson, Red’s band mate. From there, Albert began taking lessons every Saturday morning.
As Albert continued to improve, he wanted to play more and more. In high school, he had his own group and went out on the college circuit playing gigs. In ‘65, Red recruited Albert to play in his group where he stayed for seven years. With the death of his uncle, Albert formed his own group and was booked by Hit Attractions out of Charlotte, North Carolina, once again, playing the college circuit. During that time he recorded with Clarence Carter on the Peacock Record label and performed back up with Ben E. King and Hank Ballard.
Music Maker Blues Foundation - Jazzwoche Burghausen 2011