William Elliott Whitmore | Big Grove Summer Jam Concert Series

  • June 27, 2021
  • Big Grove Brewery & Taproom- Iowa City
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Tickets on sale Wednesday, May 19 at 10:00am.
With opening act Dave Zollo and the Body Electric, Big Grove's Summer Jam Concert Series and Signal Flow Productions are proud to announce William Elliott Whitmore on an outdoor stage Sunday, June 27. Tickets are $25 pre-order and $30 at the door. Doors open at 4:30 with general admission and limited reserved table seating available.
William Elliott Whitmore is a singer-songwriter/banjoist/guitarist/drum-stompin’ solo act from Lee County, Iowa. He has released six full-length albums that seamlessly meld country, blues, folk, and punk styles - spanning from 2003’s Hymns for the Hopeless (Southern Records) to 2015’s Radium Death (ANTI-). His songs are haunting, rustic, powerful, and real – byproducts of living his entire life on the family farm, being involved in the hardcore-punk scene in the local community and touring hard across the country.
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

William Elliott Whitmore | Big Grove Summer Jam Concert Series
  • 1225 S Gilbert
  • Iowa City, IA 52240
  • June 27, 2021
  • Big Grove Brewery & Taproom- Iowa City