Based in Chicago, Dan Whitaker and the Shinebenders play an Ameripolitan mix of honky-tonk, western swing and hillbilly jazz. Since 2002 they’ve entertained audiences with countless dance-friendly shows in Chicago and the Midwest while supporting their independent releases. On lead vocals and electric guitar, Dan Whitaker trades solos with Tom Mioduki on acoustic, while Earl Power and Chase Jackson hold steady on bass and drums.
DWSB have released three albums to date, including Truck Ride in 2016. A honky tonk excursion through the past, present and future, Truck Ride charted on several Americana charts including AMA, RMR and Route 66; received worldwide airplay; and was nominated for two national awards. DWSB will release a new album of all original songs in the fall of 2017, and are currently branching out from the Midwest to deliver their unique sound to new audiences around the country.