Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Whitey Somers
“High energy Roots and Blues, with soaring solos and infectious grooves that will have you dancin’ in your shoes!”
Since the age of 16 guitarist, Motorhome Records recording artist, singer, songwriter Whitey Somers has been performing internationally at festivals, concerts and clubs, on the bill with many talented musicians, such as Rick Fines, Stephen Fearing, Jeff Healey, Harp Dog Brown, David Essig, David Vest and Wicked Grin to name a few.
There’s been a lot of shows over the last 40 years. Whitey currently performs solo acoustic shows, with “Whitey Somers Band” and as guitarist for “Blue Dog Ramble”. As a side man and session player Whitey has most recently worked with such artists as “The Jessica Benini Collective”, “Alexander’s Bluestime Band”, “Beverley McKeen”
“Blue Cadillac”, “Lazy Mike”, “The Screaming Gas” and more.
“I grew up in a house full of musical influences. There was always something on the turntable or someone visiting with a guitar”. As a nephew of Canadian composer Harry Somers, Whitey Somers found an early love of music, a pool he most happily dove into. The Video for Whitey’s song “Down That Road” ( the title track from his new CD release ) took 3rd. place in the live category of the 2018 Canadian Songwriting Competition.