William Elliott Whitmore
, born in 1978, is a deep-blues vocalist and musician from Lee County, Iowa. He has recorded a number of albums released on Southern Records. His act mostly consists of playing the banjo or guitar while singing, though on occasion he performs a cappella
. While he has earned much acclaim from the folk, blues and alt-country communities he is also rooted in the hardcore punk community. He found a close friendship in the members of Ten Grand with whom he traveled and opened for on many tours.
Whitmore has toured with City and Colour, The Pogues, Murder By Death, Clutch, Lucero, Converge, Ten Grand and Red Sparowes, Frontier Ruckus, among many others.
Whitmore's 2009 release, Animals in the Dark
, reached #50 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.
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