Dan Whitaker & The Shinebenders at Cooper’s Landing

DAN WHITAKER & THE SHINEBENDERS have always done honky tonk their way. Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Dan Whitaker writes not just from the heart but from a deep appreciation of the small wins and losses that make up life. His songs are peopled with the characters you find in honky tonks: the heroes, the sinners, the heartworn, and the lost in love. DWSB’s latest album, “Anything You Wanted To,” is a ride through western swing, rock and roll, country-jazz and hillbilly territory, bound for new destinations.