I first came across this young, tattooed folk singer with the gravelly voice early last Spring on the recommendation of a friend over beers at SXSW. After checking out a few on his tunes online, I made a mental note to re-visit William Elliott Whitmore’s music when I had more time. I made good on that promise this past month via his new record entitled Song of the Blackbird.

Like the best alt.folk/country, the album satisfies and excels infusing early 20th century acoustic music through a 21st century lens. It feels as if channelled by someone who likely has as much of an appreciation for Joe Strummer as for Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson. Whitmore will be touring this Fall with Lucero and Rocky Votolato; a tri-fecta that should prove to be quite the American acoustic, roots,/electric rock bill of the season.

MP3: William Elliott Whitmore :: Dry

Video: Whilliam Elliott Whitmore :: Dry (clip)
Amazon: William Elliott Whitmore – Song of the Blackbird
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