Jesco White Talks About Huffin'

Back in 1991 the world was introduced to the White family from West Virginia and all their hillbilly glory through a documentary entitled "Dancing Outlaw". It focused mainly on Jesco White and his dream of being the next great "mountain dancer" like his father, D. Ray White. Turns out Jesco had a few vices and demons that kept him from fulfilling his dreams. The movie captured Jesco and all his crazy personalities ranging from loving son to a drugged out redneck criminal. Shortly after that the family of modern day outlaws became a sort of cult phenomenon and years later we were treated to another dose of the White's with a second documentary, "The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia". This time around the film centered more on the entire family,

"Shoot-outs, robberies, gas-huffing , drug dealing, pill popping, murders, and tap dancing - what do these all have in common? These are just a few of the parts of being a member of the Wild and Wonderful White Family. The legendary family is as known for their wild, excessive criminal ways as they are for their famous mountain dancing members, including Jesco White, the star of the cult classic documentary "Dancing Outlaw." Exploring both the comic and tragic sides of life on the other side of the law, this stylish, fast-paced family portrait exposes the powerful forces of corruption, poverty, and West Virginia's environmentally and culturally devastating coal mining culture that helped shape the White family, a dying breed of outlaws preserving a dying form of dance"

I've seen bits and pieces of the second documentary on-line but this clip below has to be one of my favorites. It's Jesco talking about his days of huffin' gas and running from the law..........

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