My new album with my dad is available now! This was definitely a family effort, with the watercolor on the album cover–as well as many of the vocal harmonies–provided by my mom. This, of course, just covers two of the four generations–you’ll have to check out the album for the rest of the story.
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!
Also, I might as well mention, for the folks out in Missouri, that I will be playing a very special engagement with my dad, Mark Whitener, joining me on mandolin and guitar! This is Pioneer Day out in Marquand, MO. Come if you can, express regrets if you can’t! I’ll try to get him up to the New York area again sometime soon!
There’s an interesting lineup of shows in the months to come, most notably in DC, where I’ll be returning to my old high school, Woodrow Wilson SHS, to play for the art festival they’re organizing. I’ll be sharing the stage with my dad so it must be a blast. Come out this fall if you’re in the DC area! I don’t get down there as much anymore so this is a rare treat for me.