Jim White Performs “If Jesus Drove a Motorhome”

Mar 31st, 2012 in Music

Jim White has been writing and performing his eccentric Southern-gothic and gospel songs for 15 years, and he never fails to entertain.  Before becoming a songwriter White tried his hand at being a professional surfer, followed by a stint in Milan as a fashion model, before returning to music full-time and catching on with David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label.  White’s songwriting has long exhibited unique lyrical tales and twists, all of which are given perfect voice with his singular vocal stylings.  His song titles alone are captivating:  God Was Drunk When He Made Me, Phone Booth in Heaven, Handcuffed to a Fence in Mississippi, Plywood Superman, and If Jesus Drove a Motorhome.  You can check out the latter below at a recent performance for Portland’s Kink Radio.  We love this (Tom) Waitsian variegated vantage the performance with its vocal-skewing device, bass ukelele (or whatever that is), tasteful electric guitar and melodica.  Afterwards check out the touching Sunday Refrain, a fitting homage to Kimya Dawson and one other fine song.

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