The fiery passion of William Elliott Whitmore is unleashed once more on July 12th with the release of his new album titled Field Songs. Whitmore’s music is entrenched in the roots of folk and blues and more importantly, the people and experiences that went into its creation. Field Songs explores this avenue through the metaphorical and literal as he re-kindles not only a life of struggle but how it is overcome through resilience and family bond.
The man is a powerhouse, his banjo/guitar wielding perfomances run through a deep and dark vein of the musical history that he brings back to life. His work is for a future Alan Lomax for sure. Everything Gets Gone is the first taster on which life is placed in a stark perspective of its shortness and how time leaves few traces of our presence:
“we’re just here for a little while, like a death-bed man that can’t hold on, everything gets gone”
Everything Gets Gone (from Field Songs)
Performing at Open House Festival 2009 with Agnostic Gospel Choir:
Hiram and Huddie Vol. 2 Huddie: a compilation released on Hillgrass Bluebilly Records / Redeye back in 2009 featuring the likes of William Elliott Whitmore, C.W. Stoneking, Jawbone, Scott H. Biram and more.