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Don’t miss William Elliott Whitmore on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ tonight!

If you’re getting impatient waiting for local alt-country fan favorite William Elliott Whitmore’s upcoming return to the Englert Theatre next weekend, you’ll be happy to know that all you have to do is stay up late tonight and tune in to NBC (KWWL channel 7 in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City). At 12:35 a.m. (so, technically tomorrow) you can catch the beloved Montrose, Iowa native’s network television debut on Last Call with Carson Daly. He joins The Good Place’s Jameela Jamil, Harry Potter alum Rupert Grint and star of The Lie and Slender Man Joey King. […]

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Album Review: William Elliott Whitmore — Kilonova

Will Whitmore has been performing and making albums since the turn of the millennium, always faithful to his own idea of what makes a song that sticks. He writes songs that are simple and devastating. His voice, as it did even when he was in his 20s, sounds not just older than his years, but as though it comes from a different century. […]

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UNESCO City of Literature benefit to feature William Elliott Whitmore, Iris DeMent, the Recliners and more, all covering Bob Dylan

This Wheel’s on Fire, a benefit concert for the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature, will be at the Englert Theater this Friday, April 28. Keeping in tune with the legacy of Bob Dylan in both music and literature, southeastern Iowan musicians will be performing exclusively Dylan covers from all eras of his discography — with the players reinterpreting the flavors and inflections of the legendary folk artist. […]

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Photos: First look at Daytrotter, the night club and recording studio

Tunde Olaniran, Sister Wife and Lizzo opened the inaugural Daytrotter music festival, Daytrotter Downs, last night in Davenport. The music continues Thursday with Iowa-born William Elliott Whitmore and John Paul White of the Civil Wars. Also, don’t miss Wisconsin songwriter J.E. Sunde (formerly of The Daredevil Christopher Wright) and Atlanta folk artist Liza Anne, sharing the […]

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