Downtown Saturday Night: William Elliott Whitmore, 7/24/10 (Photos)

I will spare you my usual gushing over Will Whitmore’s witty and mischievously uplifting lyrics, intoxicating melodies, and unmatched stage presence. Instead, I will say that his free performance in the Ped Mall on Saturday evening was everything you’d expect from the inimitable performer. That man can also cover a song like nobody’s business. I am entranced by his renditions of Bill Wither’s “Ain’t No Sunshine” and the old standard “Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down.” His repartee with the audience is always genuine, though when he’s playing he seems entirely within his songs. This beautiful evening was topped off with a lovely pink sunset. This is just another reason to love Iowa City.
Here’s what I saw.

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