Solo artist with Ohio roots. Currently collaborating in Nashville.
Hailing from the Midwest and currently collaborating in Nashville, Whitney McCombs is a singer-songwriter with almost a decade’s worth of writing and playing experience. Influenced by the likes of Radiohead, Florence & The Machine, and Sharon Van Etten, McCombs blends a unique mixture of the ‘90s alternative music she grew up on along with the vocal styling and storytelling of Florence Welch and Van Etten. McCombs has been on the road as both a solo acoustic act in the bar and coffee house scenes, as well as notable national venues with a band supporting her. With every honest word and breathy nuance, her performances will both enliven your day and sober your thoughts about life.
“Home,” her first EP, was released in fall 2011, shortly before her graduation from a small college in rural Ohio. The album was recently featured on Noisetrade when Whitney was chosen as a "New & Notable" artist on their homepage. McCombs made Nashville her home in the later part of 2012 and has focused the past two years on crafting songs that mirror her adventures and struggles of living in a new city. Earlier this year, she rallied together both old and new fans to successfully fund a Kickstarter in support of her recently released self-titled EP. McCombs teamed up with Joe Casey and Chris Murphy, musicians she toured cross country with in 2011, to help co-produce and engineer the record. The five track EP is a collection of some of the songwriter's best material to date. Writing about broken relationships, abuse, The Death with Dignity Act, and self-actualization, McCombs delivers a raw and genuine studio performance that is every bit reflective of the melancholy and brutally honest characteristics her fans have come to know and love her for.