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by Whitney McCombs

Whitney McCombs' storytelling is second to none. She portrays emotion in every honest word and breathy nuance. Perfect to enliven your day or to sober your thoughts about life.
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1. We're Off
3:32 $0.99
2. Home
4:22 $0.99
3. Undercover Blood
4:05 $0.99
4. Finite Love
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5. Sweet Talk
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Album Notes
Whitney McCombs never thought that by the age of 21 she would have gotten up on a stage with an acoustic guitar to sing to a room full of people, moreover, be on the verge of releasing an EP. With a glimpse back at her life, however, it has all become clear to this Ohio born singer-songwriter.

Growing up, Whitney did not dream of becoming a pop star like most girls her age did. Instead, she was f...ascinated by the ‘90s alternative-grunge movement that seemed to stream straight from Seattle and L.A. to the room of her older brothers. She became a closet enthusiast of the bands that shaped her entire outlook, groups like Incubus, Nirvana, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Addicted to this new sound that was invading her world, Whitney wondered, if perhaps, music was some sort of life calling, but that didn’t seem fitting for a teenager in her position. After all, she was a three sport athlete and honor roll student that was expected to go to college to obtain a degree in Education or Healthcare. She found it strange, however, how easy it was to come home from school, pick up her brother’s guitar and begin playing music; music that satisfied, and gave her the same “ahhh” feeling that her influential bands did. Soon, life experiences became more than just happenings, and at the age of 16, Whitney began turning them into lyrics. She got her own acoustic guitar at 18, taught herself chords, and began a quest that has transformed her life since. At one point, never imagining the possibility of a career in music, Whitney found after only one semester of college that she couldn’t flee the insistent tug on her mind and heart: songwriting.

For three years, she wrote nearly 50 songs, recorded two albums on her laptop, and performed for a select group of family and friends. Content with the idea of graduating college to work in music business, as a songwriter perhaps, Whitney soon discovered that even that wouldn’t fulfill her aching desire to make music a priority in her life. More people needed to hear her songs, and they needed to hear the account of her stories from her own voice.

In 2009 Whitney met Jamie Osborne at a mutual friends’ concert at Akron’s Musica. The two became college roommates, bonding with their shared passion for songwriting. A year later, they performed together at the same music venue in Akron where they’d first met. Terrifying, yet invigorating and exciting, Whitney realized that she could no longer remain behind closed doors with her music. The curiosity of a music career that had seemed outrageous so long ago was now becoming a reality.

Whitney enrolled in a semester-long program in Nashville, Tennessee called The Contemporary Music Center. She was an executive on the music business track, but longing to be with the artists on stage. Following her time at this eye-opening school, it was finally her opportunity to play her own music. She packed her bags with a couple hundred dollars and hit the road with three friends and fellow musicians. Sharing the stage with folk artist, Kylie Campion, McCombs played at Nashville’s 12th & Porter, Akron’s Musica, Denver’s Quixotes True Blues Bar, The Range at Slab City in Niland, California, and House of Blues L.A. before returning to Ohio to begin recording her EP.

With the help of friends from The Contemporary Music Center, including recording engineer, Joel Maze, drummer Jordan Morrison and guitarist Zach Wolfe of Great Seal, and background vocalist, Jalissa Gascho, Whitney completed and released the five song EP in October '11.



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