Whitney Lockert

Whitney Lockert

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Whitney Lockert is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter based in Los Angeles who "possesses the uncanny ability to speak with his guitar as fluently as he does with his own voice." His music is a mix of blues, folk, country, and rock, featuring clever, thoughtful lyrics.

Biography

Whitney Lockert’s love of music can be traced back to the age of five when he used to sit on a stool in his neighbor’s rehearsal studio while the band Wild Honey practiced. Those early days included Whitney’s first attempt at “fronting” a band, when he brought his toy red guitar up to the front of the stage at a Wild Honey performance; the moment was captured in a photo that appeared in the Sonoma Index-Tribune, foreshadowing Whitney’s later development.

Over the years, Whitney has played in several bands, playing blues, rock, reggae, funk, and any other style that tickles his fancy. He has been lead singer, guitarist, and principal songwriter for The Leisure Class, a Bay Area rock band. He has also performed recently with rising reggae star Luna Angel, and Nigerian singer Majek Fashek. Since 2005 Whitney has performed with these artists or solo in Thailand, Laos, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, U.K., Libya, Mexico, and Greece, as well as clubs and festivals in the U.S.

Whitney’s original acoustic music is deeply influenced by Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Cockburn, and U2, among many others, and their songs occasionally appear in his sets. A typical set might include a gently fingerpicked ballad, followed by a blues off the top of his head, then an almost punk-edged rocker. Through it all, deft guitar playing and heartfelt vocals keep the crowd’s attention glued to the stage.

Lyrics

Wine, Women, and Song

Written By: Whitney Lockert

Wine, women, and song,
What could be more boring?
I can think of a few things, I suppose.
But if you've nothing to do when you wake in the morning,
You could come to my room and take off your clothes.

I guess it could be fun in an old-fashioned way,
But I hope it's not the high-point of my day.
And just so you know, when you're going away,
I won't know what to do or what to say.

Wine, women, and song,
Well it's fun for a while.
Before it all falls through won't you show me a smile?
I'll sing a song for you in my ho-hum style,
And maybe you can remember it when you're miles away.

Well I've had a few drinks,
And you look fantastic.
But the stuff I just smoked has made me a spastic.
But if you've nothing to do when you wake in the morning,
You could come to my room and take off your clothes.

Wine, women, and song,
What could be more boring?
I can think of a few things, I suppose.

Yours to Give

Written By: Whitney Lockert

Take the time to think it out,
Don’t give me no run-around.
When you know what it’s all about,
Whisper in my ear, don’t shout.

Do your thoughts just twist and turn,
Rise and slip away?
It seems some flames will always burn
Others shine and fade.

I won't tell you how to live.
Your love is yours to give.
If you want to share your time
We could share some peace of mind.

I Think Too Much, Therefore...

Written By: Whitney Lockert

I can't focus on the things around me,
I'm okay 'til my thoughts come up and drown me.
I'm afraid overanalyzing's what I do.

I think and think until it hurts me,
Sometimes I think somebody cursed me.
I'm afraid overanalyzing's what I do.

If I fall in love with you, what are we gonna do?
Are we gonna get married, too? Will all my friends like you?
Will our wedding guests get along? Will we wanna dance to the same song?
Did I say something wrong?

I try to stop, but I'm always getting carried away,
These thoughts are running through my mind all day
I'm afraid overanalyzing's what I do.

If I fall in love with you, what are we gonna do?
Are we gonna get married too? Will all my friends like you?
Will our wedding guests get along? Will we wanna dance to the same song?
Will you sleep on my side of the bed? Was it something I said?
Am I taking this all too far? Who gets the house, who gets the car?
Did I do something wrong?

I think, I think, I think I think too much.

Discography

In progress. Whitney can be heard on the self-titled CD by The Leisure Class.