Whitney Myer grew up in a musical household. Her father played in a 90's ska band called The Mudsharks, touring with such acts as No Doubt and Sublime. Whitney grew up in the moshpits of Mudsharks concerts and developed an appreciation for music and live performance on a molecular level. She began writing her own songs at age 13, with her father backing her up on guitar. They started playing shows the following year, and in 2005 she recorded and released her first album with the Whitney Myer Band--which was her father, uncle and the bassist from the Mudsharks backing her up. The album, Last Days, explored the intersection of Whitney’s father’s jazz and funk influences with her own teenage angst.