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Alan Whitney 2001 Debut Album

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When a debut album as stunning as The Borderland arrives, it certainly marks the emergence of a major talent- -- Rochester Democrat And Chronicle, February 16, 2001

Whitney’s arrangements reveal influences far beyond the typical.-you’ll swear you can hear the ghost of Jack Nitzsche. -- City Newspaper Rochester, NY February 15, 2001,

Album Description

Contemporary folk singer-songwriter, Alan Whitney's debut CD, "The Borderland", is a collection of song stories. Alan sings of change and transformation. The album contains sparse, rhythmic, acoustic arrangements yet, richly detailed soundscapes that bring Whitney’s cinematic songs alive. All 12 cuts were written and produced by Whitney and the CD is released by Because We Can Records and GFI Music.

About the Artist

Alan Whitney is a contemporary singer songwriter who mixes rock and roll, country, traditional folk, R & B, and a sharp sense of song to make his own sound. His guitar pulses and drives while his voice narrates as sweetly as it soars. His songs are rich, vivid stories filled with adventure, sensuality, longing, and laughter. On the concert stage, Alan runs the gauntlet for his audience, offering intensity, humor, heartbreak, and triumph. He has opened for artists Janis Ian, Roger McGuinn, Iris Dement and others. 

In 1990 a young and adventurous Alan Whitney left his hometown in Rochester NY for California and quickly began to take his place as a new and exciting artist on the Los Angeles singer songwriter and acoustic scene. Ever since, he has been earning the respect of audiences as a gifted songwriter and an electrifying performer. Alan developed his early career performing regularly in famous venues, The Troubadour, Genghis Cohen's (Los Angeles), The Bluebird, and Douglas Corner (Nashville), as well as touring in Europe. While in California, Alan plunged into the American experience as he worked hard to continue to grow as an artist. 

“I wanted to see the West, and find out what this country was about. Coming from the Northeast, California was a brand new world to me. It’s such grand beautiful country. There’s a real frontier spirit in people. I lived outdoors, worked on an organic farm, kept bees, picked fruit, learned Spanish from Mexicans, wrote songs and sang them for people. LA is this mystical, wondrous, scary, sprawling city that goes on forever. I was moved by it literally and figuratively. It certainly shaped me as a person and changed the way I view the world.” 

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