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Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

William Elliott Whitmore Announces New Album

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

William Elliott Whitmore's artist page