JMAX Presents: Whitney Myer
Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
April 26, 2013
Whitney Myer grew up in a musical household. Her father played in a 90's ska band called The Mudsharks, touring with such acts as No Doubt and Sublime. Whitney grew up in the moshpits of Mudsharks concerts and developed an appreciation for music and live performance on a molecular level. She began writing her own songs at age 13, with her father backing her up on guitar. They started playing shows the following year, and in 2005 she recorded and released her first album with the Whitney Myer Band--which was her father, uncle and the bassist from the Mudsharks backing her up. The album, Last Days, explored the intersection of Whitney’s father’s jazz and funk influences with her own teenage angst.
During a rare free weekend, Whitney had an uncharacteristic urge to drive San Francisco to audition for NBC's "The Voice." Six months later she was seen by 6 million people on the nations number one television show, singing to celebrity judges, Christina Aguilera, Cee lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton and garnering adoration and support from all four of them.
After “The Voice,” Whitney wanted to return to the roots of her music and perform it in a more personal way. She began writing songs that were closer to the pattern of her own soul. To do this, she had to break away from the comfort of the band that was literally family to her and make music that was completely her own. Her solo work is a creative project that allows Whitney to blend musical styles and creatively realize all of her life experiences in a truly unique and unfettered way. The first album from her new project will be released on April 26th, 2013 at the Grand Sierra Resort in her home town, with a summer tour schedule to follow.
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