On his forthcoming new album Field Songs, due out July 12th on Anti-Records, impassioned troubadour William Elliott Whitmore documents a vanishing American landscape with all the heartfelt soul and quiet fury one would hope for. "Heartland firebrand blows fuse, fights for truth" heralded Spin Magazine when describing Whitmore, who utilizes a powerful singing voice beyond his years and a stark dramatic sound rooted in bluegrass, blues and folk protest music. The new songs vividly evoke a life of struggle, humble resilience and family bond undoubtedly inspired by life on his family's farm along the Mississippi River.
William Elliott Whitmore has been building a reputation as an absolutely stirring live performer able to convert crowds with just his banjo and voice. Creative Loafing stated, "Whitmore writes songs as honest as Abe Lincoln, takes to the road to share these songs with rooms full of people who've likely never heard them, and turns these strangers into fanatics nightly" while the Seattle Times offered, "You hear the diesel engine growl of his voice, the century of blues and folk tradition behind his banjo-driven stomps, the everyday relevance of his lyrics, and you succumb."
William Elliot Whitmore is currently traversing the country with his songs of humble defiance on the completely sold out acoustic tour with rock singer Chris Cornell.
William Elliott Whitmore Tour Dates (with Chris Cornell):
Apr 12 - New York, NY - Town Hall Theatre Apr 13 - New York, NY - Town Hall Theatre Apr 15 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata - Music Box Apr 16 - Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre Apr 17 - Washington, D.C. - Sixth & I Historic Synagogue Apr 19 - Poughkeepsie, NY - Bardavon Apr 20 - Toronto, ONT - Queen Elizabeth Theatre Apr 22 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre Apr 23 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater Apr 24 - St. Paul, MN - Fitzgerald Theatre Apr 26 - Edmonton, AB - Winspear Centre Apr 27 - Medicine Hat, AB - Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre Apr 29 - Victoria, AB - Royal Theatre Apr 30 - Coquitlam, BC - Red Robinson Show Theatre Blank May 01 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre May 03 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore May 04 - Los Angeles, CA - John Anson Ford Amphitheatre May 05 - Los Angeles, CA - John Anson Ford Amphitheatre May 06 - San Diego, CA - Humphreys Concerts by the Bay