DFW Music News

Why KERA's Jeff Whittington Took a Break From Music, and Why He Came Back

Jeff Whittington does not work on the most musically inclined part of your radio dial. Yet the executive producer of KERA's Think with Krys Boyd and host of the long running Anything You Ever Wanted to Know, a concept started by the late Glenn Mitchell with whom Whittington worked as a producer for several years, has an impressive history of musicianship and songwriting that started in his childhood, took him on the road with bands like Deep Blue Something and The Hundred Inevitables and recently led to the release of his first solo album produced by Grammy winner Stuart Sikes.

Whittington spoke to DC9 at Night before his upcoming "Patio Sessions" performance tonight at Sammons Park about juggling the busy life of a public radio producer with a music career, the topicality of his lyrics and how to write songs while trail running.

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Danny Gallagher has been a regular contributor to the Dallas Observer since 2014. He has also written features, essays and stories for MTV, the Chicago Tribune, Maxim, Cracked, Mental_Floss, The Week, CNET and The Onion AV Club.