WILLIAM ELLIOTT WHITMORE
this iowa troubadour has found much love amongst us residents, especially after his incredible instore performance a couple of years back. whitmore documents a vanishing american landscape with all the heartfelt soul & quiet fury one could hope for. he utilises a powerful singing voice beyond his years & a stark dramatic sound rooted in bluegrass, blues & folk protest music. staying true to his background, these new songs vividly evoke a life of struggle, humble resilience & family bond inspired by life on his family’s farm along the mississippi river. at his most reserved he will appeal to fans of band of horses, bob dylan, drive by truckers, or micah p hinson. at his most rowdy & raucous, he may well find favour amongst fans of the hold steady or gaslight anthem. either way, he has the ability silence a rowdy crowd or enliven a quiet one, with just a voice & banjo. quite simply spellbinding. “there’s a sparse melancholy boneyard quality in his music, a sense of the chill of the water seeping into your bones. it’s powerful” – uncut.