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Whitney Rehr

Country of origin:


Type of music generally:

Edgy alternative rock or folk/rock with occasional country, bluesy and jazzy elements. She herself calls it "alternative folk/rock".


Most recent release, truthcage (1998)

See also:

Whitney Rehr on Facebook

Whitney Rehr on Soundcloud

Whitney Rehr has been in various Denver bands, including Gata Negra and plays bass in I'm a Boy


Early Jane Siberry? She's a hard one to pin down. (Neile)

Covers/own material:


General comments:

Whitney Rehr is certainly a talented songwriter and definitely knows how to present her songs effectively with sonic turns that go far beyond the usual verse-chorus-verse seen in most folk/rock. She also knows how to make effective use of her slightly reedy voice. Hard to know how to describe her music overall: I hear flickers of resemblances with other artists (some early Jane Siberry harmonies, some offbeat Cindy Lee Berryhill humour) but mostly this is pretty individual stuff. The liner notes of truthcage call it alternative folk rock, and I guess that's as good a description as anything, but to my ear it leans closer to rock with some folk and jazz touches. (Neile)

She's a great artist. Her alternative folk/rock is very addictive (I've listened to the album 5-6 times in 10 days). (

Recommended first album:

truthcage only solo album to date


truthcage (1998)


Release info:



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Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Whitney Rehr—vocals, guitar, percussion, microjammers, berimbau, car seat, yamaha vcovcavcf, vibratone, whistle

Guest artists:

Gloria Nelson—bass
Jason McMullen—guitar
Ann Biamonte—drums, opera vocals
David Johnson—percussion
Judson Stern Carusone—didjeridoo in "above the wreckage"
Jessica Chernila—rap vocals in "truthcage"

Produced by:

Whitney Rehr


This is definitely intriguing. I enjoy listening to it a lot and highly recommend it—it also makes me look forward to hearing what she will do next. It's a creative album that ranges widely in style, but has a consistent tone. It seems self-assured but also explorative. I'm impressed. I recommend it to anyone interested in mellow folky atmospheric stuff that moves to boppy stuff, that moves to crunchy stuff, that moves....(Neile)

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