With roots in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Bella White is no stranger to the bluegrass classics, bright voicings of late-night banjos, and the tenderness of acoustic strings. From a young age, she found herself surrounded and inspired by roots musicians singing of aching hearts, greener grass, and the sweetness of kind love. Her compositions echo the strong musical foundations of her youth. She captures audiences with maturity surpassing her years, and unwavering authenticity.
She grew up singing songs by greats such as the Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe, and Doc Watson taught to her by her father. Spending most of her life in Calgary, Alberta, Bella was raised on big blue prairie skies, the sharp teeth of Rocky Mountains, juxtaposed by the soft rolling foothills and fields that framed her childhood. Playing and enjoying roots music has been a forever love of hers, never faltering.
Playing alongside Bella are the incomparable Patrick M’Gonigle(fiddle), Reed Stutz (mandolin), and Michael Gaisbacher (upright bass).
“Bella White, a young, homegrown performer possessing beyond-her-years talent, incubated in her very musical household, has emerged so fully-formed as a performer and writer channeling the best of traditional, rustic folk music. Her voice possesses that unique texture associated to American, old-time, mountain music. Her guitar playing is acoustic, clean, and sparse leaving plenty of room for the songs to breathe.” – Jay Nelson, Calgary Folk Music / Block Heater Festival