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William Elliott Whitmore:
Don't Box Him In

 

By: Spacelab Research Staff

Warning: Don't call William Elliott Whitmore political. The man from Iowa will release a new album titled Animals In the Dark in 2009, one that focuses on the way things are in the world right now.



Check out what his label, Anti-Records says about the upcoming release:



"Mutiny finds Whitmore's focus turned outward, to the state of the country and the missteps of the government. Conveyed with ire and humor, Whitmore sings over a martial beat:



Well it's a goddamn shame what's going down
How we got to this I do not know
There's a sick sick wind that is blowing ‘round
And the captain's got to go



Yet Animals In The Dark is by no means a political record. It has more in common with the preacher blues of Reverend Gary Davis or the romantic populism of Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska than it does a Billy Bragg record."



He's an artist with as much in common with the punk community as the blues, folk, Americana, or soul genres. He defies categorization.



Animals In the Dark will be released on February 17th on Anti-Records. He's currently on tour.

 

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William Elliott Whitmore Tour Dates
Oct 23 Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, Georgia
Oct 24 Backbooth - Orlando, Florida
Oct 25 Common Grounds - Gainesville, Florida
Oct 27 Bottletree - Birmingham, Alabama
Oct 28 One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans, Louisiana
Oct 29 Thirsty Hippo - Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Oct 30 Rubber Gloves - Denton, Texas
Oct 31 Stubb's BBQ - Austin, Texas
Nov 1 Marquee - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Nov 2 Foundry Music Theatre - Joplin, Missouri
Nov 4 Uncle Pleasants - Louisville, Kentucky
Nov 5 Brewery - Raleigh, North Carolina
Nov 6 Steppin Out - Virginia Beach, Virginia
Nov 7 Canal Club Lounge - Richmond, Virginia
Nov 8 Ottobar - Baltimore, Maryland
Nov 9 First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 11 Maxwell's - Hoboken, New Jersey
Nov 12 Southpaw - Brooklyn, New York
Nov 13 Pearl Street - Northampton, Massachusetts
Nov 14 Higher Ground - S. Burlington, Vermont
Nov 15 Cafe 939 at Berklee - Boston, Massachusetts
Nov 17 Mohawk Place - Buffalo, New York
Nov 18 Club Cafe - Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Nov 19 Basement - Columbus, Ohio
Nov 20 Metro - Chicago, Illinois
Nov 21 Mac's Bar - Lansing, Michigan
Nov 22 Grog Shop - Cleveland, Ohio



 

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