October 12th, 2021 7pm Stage 3
Singer/Songwriter, Actress living in New York
Us! is what happens when three 'seeker' singer-songwriters join their eclectic talents and musical influences to encourage positive change, unity and dialogue. The trio spices their message-driven songs with luscious harmonies, robust melodies and unexpected twists and turns.
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.
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.