Video Premiere: Dan Whitaker “One More Story Told”

Photo credit: Jacob Hand

The new single from Dan Whitaker is about that familiar conflict between wanting freedom but also seeking the reassurance of love, attachment and commitment.  In this story of self-defeat, the main protagonist is the one who pushes his love away.  ‘One More Story Told’ benefits from Whitaker’s excellent vocal range and well-crafted melody, which rises above absorbing pedal steel and a strong rhythm section.  The video features Whitaker sitting alone at the bar in a literal representation of the lonesome storyline.  It’s a fine song that has the feel of classic country performed engagingly well.

For thirty years, up to 2015, Dan Whitaker was involved in roots rock and honky-tonk bands, most notably The Shinebenders.  ‘One More Story Told’ is the title track from Whitaker’s forthcoming anthology of songs, due out on 13th August, which re-interprets songs from his musical past for a newer audience.  These new versions follow a more stripped back, acoustic path, showcasing a different side to both the songs and Whitaker as a performer.  He explains: “I hope people see me for what I am, as a full artist.  There are a lot of sides to my music and I hope my audience appreciates the change of scenery.”  Conceived as a lockdown project to help Whitaker reconnect with his audience, the album will be the Chicago singer-songwriter’s 13th.  With further records on the way, including a country-jazz album, Whitaker seems intent on demonstrating his considerable talents across a range of genres.  Check it out.

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From up north but now hiding in rural Suffolk. An insomniac music-lover. Love discovering new music to get lost in - country, singer-songwriters, Americana, rock...whatever. Currently enjoying Nils Lofgren, Ferris & Sylvester, Tommy Prine, Jarrod Dickenson, William Prince, Frank Turner, Our Man in the Field...
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