Whitehead has shared the stage with Bruce Robison, Randy Rogers Band, Hayes Carll, K Phillips, Parker McCollum, Walt Wilkins, Rob Baird, Cory Morrow, Mike McClure, Chris King and many others at venues such as Gruene Hall, Floore’s Country Store and the Saxon Pub. Whether he is rockin’ with his band at a smoky dancehall or listening room, or just pickin’ a guitar or piano at home, you’ll notice one thing: he cares a lot about the song. And listeners are quick to pick up on this sentiment when listening to “Blue Notes“ and ”Bloodhound Heart". These albums captures the energy and soul that has been winning over radio stations and audiences and are great examples of Whitehead’s dedication to the craft of songwriting.
Whitehead stumbled into the world of songwriting when, living in College Station, Texas, he happened across a copy of American Songwriter Magazine and found their renowned Lyric Contest. Though he had written poetry and short stories, he had never written a song. After writing 5 songs, he mailed in his efforts and waited. The effort paid off. At age 19, he had won first place in the international contest for his song “Coffee and Dreams”. Fast forward to 2023 and he has written songs featured on albums such as the Band of Heathens 2023 release, Simple Things, which spent 6+ weeks as the number one album on the Americana Music Association chart. Look for a new album coming in spring 2024 in collaboration with a new Austin group, the New Wildcatters, making their debut with Junebug Parade, produced by Gordy Quist of the Band of Heathens.