Lagniappe (la ·gniappe) noun \‘lan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus.
Welcome to the Lagniappe Sessions. Over the past few months I’ve been working in conjunction with some of our favorite artists as they cut exclusive covers paying tribute to some of their favorite artists. Today we kick off the series with Iowan troubadour William Elliott Whitmore whose new LP, Field Songs, was released this week via Anti Records. Whitmore’s raw, evocative, voice and lyrical storytelling infuse the two selections below; his take on Johnny Cash’s “Five Feet High And Rising” and Red Meat’s “One Glass At A Time.” Look for Whitmore touring North America this month in support of Field Songs.
MP3: William Elliott Whitmore :: Five Feet High And Rising (Johnny Cash)
MP3: William Elliott Whitmore :: One Glass At A Time (Red Meat)