Native Western New York Singer-Songwriter Alan Whitney's songs have been recorded by major label artists and featured in films, radio, and television. An early participant in the Americana music genre in the 1990's as an up-and-coming singer-songwriter, he worked as a staff writer, session musician, producer, and music industry tradesman in Los Angeles and Nashville. Whitney developed his music in legendary venues, The Troubadour and The Palomino opening bills with such luminary Americana artists as Alison Krauss, Jim Lauderdale, and Lucinda Williams. Notably, he was invited to perform a living room concert for Motown legend, ‘Smokey’ Robinson.
Declaring Independence, The next chapter of Alan's career found him refocusing on the basics of his creative process in a rapidly changing music business. No longer in the shadow of the major recording industry, Alan stretched his wings to create music that was important to him. Alan expanded as a regularly touring performing artist on the folk and Americana circuit supporting his independent releases.
Now living in Buffalo N.Y. Alan Whitney continues his now thirty-five-year music career journey performing and producing new work. He recently opened for Gordon Lightfoot.
The Healing Committee is a collaboration of American singer-songwriters Alan Whitney, Kathryn Koch, and Tim Pitcher. The three trade lead vocal and supporting roles on a wide range of songs, vocal harmony, guitars, and harmonica. Their sound is a groove-driven American roots blend of song forward Country, Folk, and Soul.
Alan Whitney Discography
- The Borderland 2001
- Juke 2003
- Alan Whitney with The BeeKeepers - Friends, Old and New 2010
- Alan Whitney & The Healing Committee - All of Us 2021
"When I Could Fly" - Keith Perry (Curb Records) Single and CMT Video
"Weakness" - Claudia Russell CD "Song Food" WUMB Boston new artist of the year 2001
Smokin' and Drinkin' - Bum Steers CD "Out Standing In Their Own Field"
"Johnny's Outta' Jail" - Bum Steers CD "Live From Ventura"
Film Song Credits:
"Love's A Rodeo" - In "Painted Hero" (*Dwight Yokham)
"Smokin and Drinkin"- In "29 Palms" (*Chris O'Donald,)
Notable Venues Performed:
Gengis Cohen's Los Angeles, CA
Troubadour, LosAngeles, CA
Bluebird, Cafe Nashville, TN
Exit Inn, Nashville, TN
Sportsman’s Music Hall, Buffalo, NY
Kerrville Folk Festival, TX
Red Rover Concert Series, Bethesda, ML
Valley Folk Festival and Concert Series Corning, NY
Renaissance Coffeehouse Concert Series Middleburg, NY
Plowshares Coffee House Concert Series PA
Shenandoah Coffee House Concert Series, Shepherdstown, WV
12 Corners / Big Tree Coffeehouse Concert Series Rochester, NY
Billy Block's Western Beat Nashville/Los Angeles
BMI Singer-Songwriter Showcase / Los Angeles
NAS LA Acoustic Underground / Los Angeles
Notable Artists Alan Whitney has opened for
Ramblin Jack Elliott