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Dan Whitaker & The Shinebenders are a modern day honky-tonk band from Chicago, IL.
They have been entertaining audiences since 2003 with countless performances in Chicago and the Mid West and three full length albums to date.
Their new album Truck Ride delivers studio versions of 16 Dan Whitaker tunes that the band has been showcasing over the past decade.
The Shinebenders includes Earl Powers on bass and occasional vocals, Belden “Trip” Kimball on acoustic guitar and vocals, Chase Jackson on drums and Gabriel Stutz on pedal steel.
Dan Whitaker is a long time Chicago based singer, song writer,and guitarist. Whitaker’s past associations go back to the late 1980’s with DeKalb IL. punk-funk-rockers June Bug Massacre, 1990’s with the Americana/blues/rock band Great Plains Gypsies, and most recently Chicago jam-rockers The Gyps. He currently also plays in Western Grand, a Chicago band featuring Jay Harris.