William Elliott Whitmore

A man armed only with a banjo and a bass drum can be a formidable force, especially if his name is William Elliott Whitmore. With his powerful voice and honest approach, Whitmore comes from the land, growing up on a family farm in Lee County, Iowa. Still living on the same farm today, Whitmore has truly taken the time to discover where his center lies, and from that, he will not be moved.

Whitmore has repeatedly carved his own path, honoring the longstanding tradition of folk music throughout his nearly 20-year career, while always allowing his blues, soul, and punk rock influences to shine through. Getting his first break opening for his friend’s hardcore band with just a banjo in hand, he would discover bands like The Jesus Lizard, Bad Brains, Lungfish, and Minutemen and soon learn to play his own brand of rural, roots music with that same DIY ethic.

William Elliott Whitmore has been back and forth across the United States and to cities around the world. He’s toured with such diverse acts as Frank Turner, Trampled By Turtles, Clutch, and Chris Cornell to name a few. He’s appeared on some of the biggest stages around the world including Stagecoach Fest, Byron Bluesfest (Australia), and End of the Road Fest (UK). His willingness to take his show to any playing field has proved invaluable as he turned strangers to diehards with every performance.

Upcoming Shows


Sep
16
th
Fine Line
Sep
16
th
Fine Line

Past Shows


Oct
29
th
2021
Turf Club
Oct
29
th
2021
Turf Club

William Elliott Whitmore

with The Creek Rocks
Dec
7
th
2018
Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Dec
7
th
2018
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

William Elliott Whitmore

with Raye Zaragoza and Sam Cassidy
Feb
4
th
2017
Turf Club
Feb
4
th
2017
Turf Club

William Elliott Whitmore

with Will Varley and Gabriel Douglas
Mar
29
th
2015
Turf Club
Mar
29
th
2015
Turf Club
Apr
6
th
2014
Turf Club
Apr
6
th
2014
Turf Club

William Elliott Whitmore

with Austin Lucas and TYTE JEFF
Apr
4
th
2012
Mainroom
Apr
4
th
2012
Mainroom

Lucero

with William Elliott Whitmore

More Shows

Oct
25
th
Turf Club

The California Honeydrops

Oct
14
th
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Alexander 23

with renforshort
Oct
9
th
Turf Club

Bumpin Uglies

with Kyle Smith
Oct
7
th
Turf Club

Danielle Nicole