Western N.Y. singer-songwriter, recording artist and music adventure guide Alan ‘ADub’ Whitney writes songs about guys who steal Cadillacs and have “rope burns on their fingers from holdin’ on too long.” ADub rocks his own rhythm and soul Americana music. Early on, he worked as a singer-songwriter in Los Angeles and Nashville. Developing his music in legendary venues like The Troubadour and The Palomino on bills with such luminary Americana artists as Alison Krauss, Jim Lauderdale, Lucinda Williams and Dave Alvin has provided him a deep life experience upon which to draw. Notably, he was honored to perform a living room concert for Motown legend, ‘Smokey’ Robinson. With some choice writing credits and several albums under his belt, now living in Buffalo N.Y., Alan Whitney is working on a new album in Nashville and performing live with his latest projects, ADub & Timmy P. Acoustic Healing Duo and Alan Whitney with The Healing Committee Band.
Western N.Y. singer-songwriter, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist Timmy P. Pitcher is a third generation dance band musician who grew up playing in his Dad’s bluegrass band, backing his country songwriting Uncle Rog and performing his own electric rock music. Timmy P.’s deep pocket rhythm playing and lightning fast bluegrass flat picking, has put him on festival stages with Red Headed Step Child, Sanduleak, Victor Wooten, David Grisman, Sam Bush, Andre Foxxe Williams, and Keller Williams. Timmy P. is also the man who will slide under a Winnebago on a rainy Kentucky morning and beat the starter with vice grips until the band is once again moving forward.
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame member Jim Ehinger is a legendary pianist and organist who has worked with Bob Dylan, Billy Vera and the Beaters (anchoring their #1 hit, “At This Moment”), Coco Montoya, Maria Muldaur, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, George Harrison, Steven Stills and Bob Weir. His rendition of “Rhapsody in Blue” opened the 1984 Olympics in LA and served as Dennis Quaid’s piano coach for the movie “Great Balls of Fire.”
Steve Sadoff is Buffalo’s first call electric bass player. In addition to the Healing Committee Band, he performs with The Willies and his band, The Project as well as Doug Yeomans & Lo Blu Flame, Jim Whitford/Cathy Carfagna Band, Nick Veltri & Sam Guarino R&B Revue and Doug Morgano/Gretchen Schulz Band, all very highly respected groups.
Steve Nelson is one of the finest drummers in W.N.Y. He also builds fine custom drums, including stave snares. He has a knack for rescuing vintage drums from the grips of entropy. Check out some of what he does here: .http://www.nelsondrumcraft.blogspot.com/ . He also plays with his brother Mike in long time band Blue Jimmy.
Ben Clarke is an amazing all around musician, plays bass as half of the rhythm section Shaughnessy & Clarke with Alison Pipitone Band, gear slut, Zydeco fanatic, producer and live sound consultant. He sometimes plays bass, guitar, reeds, scrub board, sings with the guys and works in the office with ADub to keep everyone Healed up right.