Matt Whipkey is an acclaimed singer songwriter and guitarist from Omaha, NE. Whipkey’s 2013 double album “Penny Park: Omaha, NE: Summer 1989,” is his most ambitious work to date. Having earned the Omaha Arts and Entertainment Awards for artist and album of the year in 2013, Whipkey’s live band features some of the city’s finest. In a town internationally renowned for top tier songwriting, Whipkey balances musical execution with artistic instinct.
According to rock and roll connoisseur Tim McMahan, “He’s something of a throwback to a simpler time, before the advent of slumped-shouldered, indifferent indie hip-stars who go out of their way to ignore the audience with dollops of you’re-lucky-we’re-even-performing contempt. Whipkey, on the other hand, is the ultimate stage performer, not satisfied if even one crowd member isn’t “into it,” whether it’s on a tiny lounge stage or at a mammoth amphitheater. Whipkey was born for an arena, whether he ever makes it there or not.”