Lee Whitaker Bio
Singer/Songwriter Lee Whitaker has held onto his "dream" for what seems like an eternity. In high school Lee played guitar for a local record label with Leon Huff (who later became one half of "The Sound of Philadelphia".) Some time later, Lee began collaborating with songwriter/musician Guy Scott when they wrote the "Spirit" theme for Cruise International. For many years their "Spirit" song opened and closed the show on all the Spirit boats around the country. Lee's main objective though, was to see his name on the "top 40" charts.
Lee knocked on record company doors in NYC and Nashville for quite some time before Grammy winner and Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame songwriter/producer Allen Toussaint called. Toussaint recorded two Whitaker/Scott songs and encouraged Lee to start performing his originals. That's exactly what Lee did!
For the past few years Lee has playing area coffeehouses and also in church with a contemporary Praise Band. Collaborator Guy Scott and Lee have just produced his first CD, "Songs from the Hourglass". Their diverse songs, which contain influences of country, folk, jazz, and pop, along with Lee's versatile voice, make for a great combination. Lee Whitaker's "dream" may soon turn into reality with the release of his CD in '05.