|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass|
|Tags:||guitar bluegrass flatpicking guitar byrds rock clarence white|
|Decades:||1960s 1990s 2000s|
Clarence LeBlanc, 7 June 1944, Lewiston, Maine, USA, d. 14 July 1973, Palmdale, California, USA. White started playing acoustic guitar and singing in a bluegrass group with his brothers when only 10 years old, and the group materialized into the Kentucky Colonels in 1961. After leaving the Kentucky Colonels, he switched to electric guitar and became a session musician, playing on albums by Randy Newman and Linda Ronstadt. He joined Nashville West in 1968, and then went on to shape the sound of the second major version of the Byrds, whose line-up was Roger McGuinn, Gene Parsons, and John York, who was subsequently replaced by Skip Battin. White is strongly featured on guitar and as a vocalist on the Untitled album and on the hit single Chestnut Mare. He contributed the excellent vocals to Buglar on Farther Along.
White continued to work as a session man, including the Everly Brothers superb Im On My...