Whit Grumhaus is a singer-songwriter who lives with his wife and young son in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is a founding member of the Charleston band “Coffee” along with fellow guitarist Carl Mabry. Whit’s musical interests began early thanks to his two older sisters who filled the second floor of their childhood home with sounds of wonder; one sister spinning her Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, and the Grateful Dead albums, while down the hall from the open door of another room came the songs of the Beach Boys, Billy Joel, and James Taylor. It was a solid base to launch from. Whit’s musical journey started as a drummer in the school orchestra, but he soon moved to the guitar where he’s gaining on his requisite 10,000 hours behind the wheel.
Whit’s second album “The Hungry & The Hunted” was released in January 2017 and features twelve original songs. It was produced by Chris Stamey, founder of the dB’s, and recorded in December 2015 with Whit’s current band “The Chasers” at Deep River Sound Studio in Sanford NC. That recording studio was built in 2014 for John Davenport. Whit, who’s day job is as a licensed architect, was the project architect for the building. The studio was conceived 15 years ago by Wes Lachot and was finally brought to life. Whit worked for the Wes Lachot Design Group from 2012 to 2017, and their studios have been built across the globe including current projects in Dubai, Iceland, New Zealand, Mongolia, as well all over the US. Having drawn every single brick on the triangular building that is Deep River, Whit just had to record his album there. The amazing studio comes through in the mix.
Whit’s debut album “Been Here Before” is a collection of original songs he’d been toting around for years before meeting Stamey and finally recording them at his fantastic Modern Recording studio in Chapel Hill in May 2011. Whit’s earliest composition, “Icarus,” which was written in high school and performed at the talent show appears on the album along with the song “The Other Side of Rainbows” which was written on his bed in his dorm room his freshman year at college. A host of excellent local Triangle musicians added their instruments and voices to flesh out the project.