Canyon White: Performing at the Polecat Tavern on April 20

Canyon White is nothing short of a local music staple. Whether she’s winning awards for her masterful singer/songwriting skills, hosting open mics, or running The Canyon Club radio show on KNVC 95.1 FM in Carson City, featuring live performances by local musicians, White has been all about the success of the local arts and music scene. White is set to perform at the Polecat Tavern, at 260 W. Winnie Lane, in Carson City, on Saturday, April 20. For more information, visit  

What was the first concert you attended? 

My sister’s middle school band concert. (She rocked that clarinet.)  

What was the first album you owned? 

Some cheesy K-Tel album from the ’70s that I saved up my lunch money to buy.  

What bands are you listening to right now? 

I change the radio station in my truck every week to whatever is next on the dial. This week, it’s a Latin station. I don’t speak Spanish, so I don’t know who I’m listening to.  

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love, but you don’t get? 

I don’t know who or what everyone loves, but I don’t get heavy jazz.  

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live? 

I would like to have seen the Beatles before they became famous.  

What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure? 

Dancing naked, although it’s frowned upon at most venues.  

What’s your favorite music venue? 

One that’ll let me dance naked. 

What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head? 

“Good gosh, golly girdie, he came after me with a 30-30 and I flew away like a red bird in the snow,” “Red Bird” by Larrel Barber (The Bandalarels).  

What band or artist changed your life? How? 

It’s no one anyone would know, but this one time at band camp …  

You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking? 

“What the hell?” You know who you are …  

What song would you like played at your funeral? 

That old-time hymn … “Master Baiter” (by Canyon White).  

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time? 

Well, you’re gonna have to figuratively shoot me, because I can’t pick just one.  

What song should everyone listen to right now? 

Whatever they want.