William Elliott Whitmore Announces Fall Tour

After recently opening for acts including Chris Cornell, Lucero and Trampled By Turtles, blues/alt-country singer and musician William Elliott Whitmore will spend September and October doing his own headline tour.

Described on his website bio as “hailing from a horse farm along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River,” Whitmore is touring in support of his 2011 album, Field Songs. The album reflects the landscapes, characters and culture the guitarist and banjo player was surrounded by while growing up on the family farm.

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Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, Pa.

All Music calls Field Songs Whitmore’s “masterpiece thus far: unflinching, stubborn, demonstrative and inspiring.” Uncut Magazine writes that with “little more than banjo, unadorned acoustic guitar and foot stomps, his music is profoundly redolent of America’s agricultural heartland, while his voice summons up the ghost of some atavistic gospel shoulder.”

The fall headline tour begins Sept. 12 at Pittsburgh’s Club Café. The last date on the schedule is Oct. 11 at the Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Festival in Ozark, Ark.

Stops include New York City (Sept. 13); Orlando, Fla. (Sept. 21); Houston (Sept. 24); San Francisco (Sept. 29); Minneapolis (Oct. 6) and Chicago (Oct. 7).

Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, June 22.

For more information visit WilliamElliottWhitmore.com.