William Elliot Whitmore is an American blues vocalist and musician from Lee County, Iowa. His act consists mostly 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.
William is also one really nice guy. He met Ashley and I on Tuesday, April 5 at Center Stage in Atlanta. He was about to open for Chris Cornell but took some time right before going on to meet us and slide into a booth at Vinyl for a chat.
Upon seeing Will, Ashley and I first thought he was a very good-looking guy. Tattoos and a big smile… a weakness for Ashley and I. ;) In all seriousness, Will was laid back, down to earth and a pleasure to sit with.
Watch here as we talk to Will and find out about his roots, his current gig touring with Chris Cornell and what the future holds.
We sure do hope to see him back in Atlanta!