Eden moved to New York from Massachusetts in 1993 where she held various day jobs while performing in small clubs at night. She earned a reputation as one of the area’s most engaging live performers playing the industry’s most venerable clubs up and down the east coast. Consequently, in 1995 her talents were recognized by the producers of the stage adapted Emmy award winning TV series, “School House Rock Live,” where she became the musical director. Soon thereafter, she was awarded a coveted performance slot in the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Songwriter Showcase.
White managed to build a large fan base by selling out top venues, which supported the release of her critically acclaimed self-released EP “Here I Am.” By 1998 Eden was an established talent in New York City songwriting circles and was chosen as the winner of the prestigious New York City Lilith Fair Acoustic Talent Search. This opportunity, which included opening for Sarah McLachlan in Bryant Park and Lilith Fair itself at Jones Beach, led to an eventual record deal with Touchwood/Zero Hour and the release of her debut CD, “This is the Way.”
Forty The Musical — A Slice of Midlife Crisis, follows sisters Catherine and Liza Kennedy on a journey from childhood to middle adulthood. Like most siblings, they couldn’t be more different. Catherine is dutiful and pleasing. Liza has a killer instinct and a burning desire to get ahead — of everyone. What they share is a yearning to live the lives they imagined since they were little girls.
Early in our story, we’re introduced to Ken Shames, the object of Catherine’s affection. To Catherine, settling down with Ken and leading a white picket existence is her idea of the perfect life. This dream confounds Catherine’s little sister, who views love as a weakness and men as an impediment to achieving success. Fast forward thirty years and Catherine has indeed gotten her man and Liza has climbed her way to the top. Well, almost. The only person standing between her and the top of the ladder is none other than her sister’s now-husband, Ken.
"At WKPE,104.7, Music Director and Midday DJ Cat Wilson knew about White...... "You get all these CDs coming across your desk, and you keep hoping for something that has some backbone in it... When I got Eden's, not only did it have backbone, but it had the meat to go with it. This is the fastest I've seen a song catch on from my show. It just exploded."
"It's very rare that you get someone like Eden White ad do this well," says Holguin (Virgin Megastore Buyer), "We were blown away by it. I figured she was going to do well, but not as well as she has done. That's why we decided to put the CD in our listening station."
"Take for example, this your Massachusetss woman, Eden White, who's no relation to me. She blows everyone else off the stage wherever she appears."
"This Is The Way..." leads it's listeners like rats to the Pied Piper. It's irresistibly catchy, unwavering muically, and undeniably entertaining.... White clearly deserves to be among the likes of Sarah McLachlan, Natalie Merchant and Tracy Bonham. At age 28, White shows the potential to blossom into the type of inspiring songwriter that record labels ought to be fighting over... after seeing her perform, it's a safe bet you probably won't need a music review to convince you to spend your hard-earned dollars to buy "This Is The Way"
"White is an engaging New York newcomer who comes on like alaid-back cross between Shryl Crow and Tori Amos.... Her approach to lyrics is grategully poetic but direct- no self-in.dulgetnt clouds or impenetrable metaphors here... triple-A tastemakers should have a close listen.."
"Q: I hear this summer's Lilith Fair tour features some promising new singers. Is there anyone we should keep a special eye on? A: One is Eden White, 27, a singer-songwriter form Massachusetts who performed at the pre-tour concert in New York on June 2 and at a Lilith Fair concert in July 1998. She has been compared to Tori Amos for her songwriting and strong piano chops."
"Eden White and her band lived up to all the advance press. What Eden White may lack in stature, she more than makes up for in talent and personality. She has surrounded herself with a fine group of musicians who offer up the perfect accompaniment. She is a singer/songwriter/musician of the first degree. But, above all else, Eden White has been blessed with the voice of 10 and the heart and soul of 20!"
"The Manhattan based pianist and songwriter has been getting rave notices for her recent release, "This Is The Way". And her songs, which evoke the spirit of Tori Amos and Sarah MCLachlan, won her an opening slot on this year's Lilith Fair lineup. White...came to the station's (WLIR/92.7)attention serendipitously. At a Lilith Fair preview in Manhattan's Bryant Park, Morey and Harlan Friedman spotted White and were blown away. The station started playing her, and now it's giving Friday night to her alone."
Eden White is a living tornado of positive energy and brilliant musical talent. You haven't lived until you've seen (and heard) her pound out one of her songs on a piano. Or you just think you've lived. So go listen. Eden is the real deal.