Listen to William Elliott Whitmore’s New Song, ‘Healing to Do’
Gravel-voiced banjo aficionado William Elliott Whitmore has a new album coming out March 31 called Radium Death, and he was nice enough to give us fans a preview.
"Healing to Do" is a raucous, upbeat strummer of a tune, complete with gnarly guitar and plenty of thick drawbar organ. Check it out below:
"Healing To Do" is a bit of a change for Whitmore, who usually opts for more sparse arrangements; most of his songs are simply him crooning over a banjo or acoustic guitar. Whitmore wanted to do something different on Radium Death, though.
"I purposefully went into it wanting to make a little bit of a departure, sonically, using an electric guitar a little bit more and adding more instrumentation, more full-band type stuff," Whitmore says about the new disc.
Along with the announcement of the record and the release of "Healing to Do," Whitmore released the dates for his next tour, which kicks off in Iowa City on March 28 with a record release show.
William Elliott Whitmore 2015 Tour
March 28: Iowa City, Iowa -- The Blue Moose
March 29: Minneapolis, Minn. -- The Turf Club
April 7: St. Louis, Mo. -- Off Broadway
April 8: Nashville, Tenn. -- Exit In
April 10: Washington D.C. -- Rock & Roll Hotel
April 11: Brooklyn, N.Y. -- Rough Trade
April 12: Boston, Mass. -- Arts at The Armory
April 13: New York, N.Y. -- Mercury Lounge
April 15: Pittsburgh, Pa. -- Brillobox
April 16: Indianapolis, Ind. -- The Hi-Fi
April 17: Madison, Wis. -- The Majestic Theatre
April 18: Columbia, Mo. -- Rose Music Hall Outdoors
April 25: Kansas City, Mo. -- Middle of the Map Fest
May 15: Denver, Colo. -- Bluebird Theater
May 16: Fort Collins, Colo. -- Hodi's Half Note
May 27: San Francisco, Calif. -- Great American Music Hall
May 28: Los Angeles, Calif. -- The Mint
May 29: Santa Ana, Calif. -- The Constellation Room