Doc White is an award winning songwriter, playwright, actor and performer. His music is deeply rooted in traditional rural forms and his biting political satire keeps the songs and music fresh and relevant. First drawn to acoustic music by the artistry of Leo Kottke and later by the siren call of delta and country blues, folk and jazz, Doc has fashioned a contemporary Australian music like no other. The Adelaide-born actor, write, performer is a dead-set blues aficionado whose list of influences and inspirations could fill a medium-sized address book. Jazz, though, is a developing interest: “I spend a bit more time on jazz now because there are techniques and vocabulary there that can be applied to blues to make it a bit more interesting.” Doc White is also one of a very select group of blues mandolinists. Doc has played every major music festival in Australia and toured the US, NZ, Hong Kong and China. Doc was awarded Song of The Year at the 2004 Blues Music Awards. His plays, That’s Showbiz and Deluxe Old Time Radio Hour had seasons in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. Deluxe Old Time Radio is currently being adapted for television.