"Classic, raggedly beautiful, made lovely by its flaws; it's a voice that sounds like it was made to tell stories, and it's the most important instrument in every song she does." - EPITONIC White Light is the latest release from Virginia singer/songwriter Sarah White. Like her previous Jagjaguwar release Bluebird, cleverly slated as "not quite country, not quite folk, not quite rock," White's sound remains difficult to pigeonhole. The genre is rock, but with a strong dose of country throughout. Some songs veer towards punk, while others are melodic waltzes. This recording with her stripped-down band The Pearls (Steve Ingha on drums and Jeffrey Grosfel on bass) has a simple, natural sound. Bare-boned snare, bass notes, and a background of vocals provide ample space for White's distinctive voice, compared to Cat Power's Chan Marshall and Edith Frost and described as "delicately bare and pretty" by the SF Bay Guardian.