Whitney B.

Whitney B.

 Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

an amazing voice... Cincinnati CityBeat


“Pop music with brains and a heart… what a novel concept!” Mike Breen, CityBeat

Singer Songwriter Whitney B. has been playing live since 2001. Described as having “sharp lyrics, fantastic melodies, abundant charm and one of the biggest, best voices that you’ll hear almost anywhere”, she played for years with the Whitney Barricklow band. The group, made up of acclaimed Cincinnati bass man Chris Walker, Whitney’s husband Mark Szabo on lead guitar, and various stellar drummers, has been hailed as literate, clever, and inherently musical. In 2005 her songwriting chops and vocal prowess won her a Cincinnati Entertainment award, for singer/songwriter of the year. She’s worked commercially, singing jingles for Roto-Rooter (the longest running jingle of all time), Time Warner Cable, The Cincinnati Reds, Gold Star Chili, Spice Mice (she’s the singing angel mouse) and more.

Life brings change. In 2007, bassist Chris Walker was injured in a car accident, and is currently working hard on the business of recovery. There was a time of quiet and questioning before Whitney and Mark began playing again, this time as a duo. Since then, there has been endless writing, many new songs, directions, and vocal revelations, all with the common undercurrent of Chris’s influence.

Recently the desire to play again as a full band has grown. Whitney and Mark have been joined by Jim Danehy on bass, and are lucky enough to have special guest drummer Dave Morrison, of the Ass Ponys. They have a new cd to offer, quietly produced in a flurry of writing for the RPM challenge – the challenge is to write and record a full length cd in February. Another new cd is also in the works, as is a “greatest hits” record, featuring Chris’s masterful bass playing. Whitney is ready to dive back in, get out, and make some new waves.

Shows of note include the 2005 Taste of Cincinnati, the Midpoint Music Festival 2003/2004/2005/2006/2007, Chicks Rock Fest 2004/2005/2006/2007, and appearances on WAIF 88.3, WNKU 89.7, WCPO Channel 9, and WXIX Fox 19


Our Own Story

Written By: Whitney Barricklow 2005

We are making our own story as we go
as we go
as we go
Hoping - we are hoping that we'll go so happy ever after
happy ever after
Here's the day I wake
It is mine to take
Another day, another song
Whatever else comes along
There's the sunshine, bright
It sets the stage for night
The world is big and I am small
But I'll take it all


Everything I do,
every page is new
I drink my coffe, cross the street
Say hello to those I meet
And all the words I say
They all pave my way
And all the songs I sing
They are my wings


Hoping, we are hoping, we are hoping that we'll go so happy ever after.


Written By: Whitney Barricklow 2003

The sky is grey
I have to say
I sometimes like it that way
Other times I complain
But most of the time
I think it's fine
It helps me unwind
Ironically brightening up my day

'Cause it's nice to know that the storm is not all in me, but up in the sky for all to see

So anyway
If you're going out today
You better take your raincoat
Cause it might come down on you
This sky is not blue
But it holds truth
And there's no need to be afraid of a little rain

'Cause it's nice to know that the storm is not all in you but up in the sky for all to see

Yeah it's nice to know everyone can see
What's in me

What Do You Want

Written By: The Whitney Barricklow Band

A little knock yesterday
Thought you'd gone out to play
But then you always had a knack
for getting mad and coming back

And what it is, I couldn't know
That makes you come and makes you go

What do you want? 4x

And then I almost let you in
Then almost let you in again
So we were in between the door
for an hour maybe more

Oh how we skated on the brink
I know it must have made you think


And what it is, I couldn't know (oh no, no)
That makes you come and makes you go


Ivory Towers

Written By: Whitney B.

Day in
Day in again
It's always the same - "change is coming, trust me" they say
We watch nothing
And again - nothing


We call them leaders in ivory towers
they know nothing about what's going on
what are they doing?
where are we going?
Seems we're just trying, trying, trying to hang on
Hang on

Too late
to go back and change the way we've been
maybe we deserve it
so now
what now
we stand waiting


where are we going 2x
seems we're just trying to hang on


White Light - 2007

The Whitney Barricklow Band EP - 2005

The Whitney B. EP - 2003

streaming and radio airplay

Set List

I Might
Wicked Slick
Looking For Light
The Kissing Song
Our Own Story
All I Want
He Wants To
Which Way
Space No Space
She’s Running Out
The Ride
Father’s Day
Walk A Little Different
What Do You Want
So Not Blue
Only You
Back Off
Are You Listening?
Why Do I...
No Comparison
White Light
Dive in
There is Nothing More
Something for the Boys and Girls to Imitate
Ivory Towers
In the Beginning
Over Me

We are able to play a two hour show of original music.