Blues & Rhythm/Soul/Jazz Vocalist & Songwriter
(Can be booked as a acoustic duo, jazz quartet, or 5 piece high energy soul/blues band)
With sparkly dresses, fiery tresses, and a talent rivaled only by her unstoppable hustle, Whitney Shay is one #busylittlesinger. The five-time San Diego Music Award winner (including 2019 Artist of the Year) and National 2019 Blues Music Award nominee is scorching stages at home and internationally throughout Europe and South America. Shay’s latest release on Ruf Records Stand Up! debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues charts and also reached #1 on the Roots Music Report. Shay has received high praise from music critics calling the singer “a future blues icon” (Blues Matters!), “one of the next best things in soul music” (Blues and Rhythm Magazine), and “the epitome of a rising star” (Elmore Magazine).
Shay’s tracks have also been placed in TV/film, including shows on NBC, HBO, Bravo, BET, and Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral. Shay recently signed to the prestigious Ruf Records label, and is currently extensively touring Europe with Ruf's Blues Caravan.
Whether in studio, on screen, or stage, Whitney Shay’s electric energy, soulful style, and powerhouse pipes keep listeners connected and coming back for more.
• 5 time San Diego Music Award Winner (2021, 2019, 2018, 2017)
• 2018 San Diego CityBeat "Best Of" Award Winner: Best Blues Artist
• New Album “Stand Up!” Out on Ruf Records:
-Debuted at #1 on Billboard Blues Charts
-#4 Roots Music Report Best Blues Albums of 2020
-#11 Living Blues Magazine Top 50 CDs of 2020
-#14 Songs of the Year SiriusXM Bluesville 2020 Year End Racklist
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