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Born and raised in Washington, DC, and a current player in the New York / New Jersey / Pennsylvania scene, Dan Whitener has hit the Billboard Bluegrass charts as a banjo player with both Emmy-nominated bluegrass-hiphop band Gangstagrass and Philadelphia’s Newgrass Americana band Man About A Horse. “We Are Gonna Be Okay,” with lyrics by Eileen Whitener, was included in the 2018 Spike Lee movie¬†BlacKkKlansman.

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Dan’s latest solo project is Crossover, a five-track international collaboration recorded with some of the finest talent in North America. The EP includes original songs with Dan on guitar and vocals. “We Are Gonna Be Okay” was written in collaboration with his wife Eileen Whitener and “Orange Barrel Blues” with his grandfather Allen Ford.

Crossover has that earthy gritty gospel feel of funky country blues.
– Steve Martin, Unreal Bluegrass

Loved [“We Are Gonna Be Okay”] The 1st Time I Heard It.👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿
РSpike Lee, 40 Acres

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