New Video from Blue Plate Special

Blue Plate Special got together this past weekend to shoot some videos. Here’s a behind-the-scenes image from the shoot and the first video (with more to come!):

Fan Pics from Brinkley’s

You may remember from my recent post that I’ve been playing some weekends at Brinkley’s on Broome Street. I’ll be playing again next Saturday, June 14th, from 2-5 pm, so stop by if you’re in the area!

And if you do come out, tag your photos with #brinkleys on Twitter or Instagram, like these fine folks:

Bluegrass Brunch at Brinkley’s

Brinkley’s, serving delicious food and a variety of beers on tap, has welcomed the bluegrass sound to add atmosphere to your weekend brunch plans. I’ve played a number of weekends so far this year with members of my band Blue Plate Special (and other talented musicians like Bennett Sullivan, pictured above) and hope to play several more.

You can catch some of the other members of Blue Plate Special play this upcoming Easter Sunday, and hopefully I’ll be playing at Brinkley’s again soon as well. Check the sidebar to the right for these and other upcoming shows!


Fun show last night at Mexicali Live! Always a blast to play with Blue Plate Special, but there was something particularly special about this one. You can’t tell from the picture but we are all very happy.

Two Shows

I’m playing two shows this week, and I hope to see all those New Jersey faces at Mexicali Live on Thursday night. Lots of great acts, lots of great fun!

Busy Time for Me

Busy time for me, folks – I’ve recently moved to the greater NYC area. Look for upcoming gigs with Blue Plate Special, a New Jersey jazz-bluegrass band I’ve been playing in for a while now. I’m happy to finally be living close enough to play with them more often.
Also on the horizon, I’ll be working this season with C4, the Choral Conductors and Composers Collective (I think I got that in the right order) out of NYC. Look for a concert in November on their website.
Finally, my dad and I got around to recording and releasing a CD together, a project I’m very personally happy about. Mark and Dan Whitener – Under One Roof: Four Generations of American Music will be available online soon, and I’ll have copies at upcoming shows.
That’s all for now, stay tuned!

July 28 Show

Just wrapped up one of the most satisfying events of my career to date.

Performing with me (and each other):
Blue Plate Special
The Sparrows
Mark and Don Whitener
and a handful of Bard A Cappella grads! (not pictured)

photo by Bill Geiger

photo by Bill Geiger

photo by Bill Geiger

photo by Bill Geiger

All photos thanks to Bill Geiger.