Wednesday, December 22, 2004

I don't care about my sorrows.

William Elliot Whitmore has one of those voices that'll tear right through you...and I mean it in a smooth sort of's a natural resonant sound, soulful and old. It's hard to imagine the voice coming out of his body...there's so many more years in it than what there appears to be.

I saw him live around a year ago. He was the middle of three bands. The first band came on, driving guitars, lots of screaming power-punk. He stepped on stage, pulled up a chair and started playing his banjo and singing and the place went deathly quiet...he knocked the indie-punk kids on their butts. They were not expecting him or his raw, honest emotion.

Southern Records has posted a new track from his forthcoming (Feb. 2005) album, "Ashes to Dust."
William Elliot Whitmore - Lift My Jug (song for Hub Cale)
and from his debut album, "Hymns for the Hopeless":
William Elliot Whitmore - Cold and Dead

You can purchase his debut over at insound.


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