Kenny White to perform at Bass Hall in Peterborough

Kenny White


Published: 06-05-2024 12:05 PM

Peterborough Folk Music presents Kenny White with Marty Ballou and Kevin Barry Saturday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at Bass Hall at Monadnock Center.

White is a pianist, who also performs on guitar. “Long List of Priors,” his current album, is his latest collection of original songs. He recently completed an 18-month tour performing his original songs while traveling as the opener for Stephen Stills and Judy Collins, and has toured for many years with Cheryl Wheeler. 

Born in New York City and raised across the river in Fort Lee, N.J., White began his career in the 1970s, touring as the keyboard player for Jonathan Edwards and later with Livingston Taylor on Linda Ronstadt’s “Living in the USA” tour.

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, he produced and arranged hundreds of commercials for TV and radio, beginning with “The Unsinkable Taste of Cheerios,” nearly seven years of Chevrolet’s “Heartbeat of America” campaign, ads for Coca-Cola and others. Commercial work enabled White to direct artists that included Linda Ronstadt, Gladys Knight, Mavis Staples, Ricky Skaggs and Aaron Neville. White contributed to film soundtracks as writer/musician, including “Message in a Bottle,” “Where the Heart Is” and four films by John Sayles. He also appears on dozens of recordings of other musicians.

His record-producing credits include Shawn Colvin’s Grammy-nominated song, “I Don’t Know Why,” as well as the last four solo CDs for Peter Wolf.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance at, or $35 the day of the show by cash or check only.