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I Love You
I Love You
Billy White

I Love You

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digital recording, eight songs, 2022.

“I started blowing harmonica when my dad was alive and then when he died I started blowing it off for myself. I blow the harmonica just for the melody. I do anything just for the melody. Just to make it real with the background music. I like people to know I make music to keep them happy. I want anybody that wants any music to know that I'm ready; give me a chance to be with them to make music. If you need music, I'm right here. So if the people ask ‘Where is he?’ you can say ‘I’m right here.’ That's it.”

Artist and big-hearted romantic, Arstanda 'Billy' White, carries his harmonica everywhere. Recorded via telephone and Zoom in the early Covid-19 pandemic, the "I Love You" EP is akin to the portraits Billy pulls from his pocket. Inspired by gospel music, Michael Jackson, Prince, and Van Gogh, his words and harmonica playing are much like the visual work where he depicts these icons: emphatic, impressionistic, personal, and full of heart. For the full effect, listen to this with all your attention.



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credits

released February 14, 2022
producer: Josh Vidal / NIAD Art Center
album art: Billy White