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William Elliott Whitmore (born May 11, 1978, Iowa, United States) is an American blues singer and musician from Lee County, Iowa.

Whitmore has recorded a number of albums released on Southern Records, and now[when?] is a member of the Anti Records family.[citation needed] His act consists mostly of playing the banjo or guitar while singing, though on occasion he performs a cappella. While he has earned much acclaim from the folk, blues and alt-country communities[citation needed] he is also rooted in the hardcore punk community, by paying, for example, a homage for the worldwide spread icon of Bad Religion.[clarification needed]

Whitmore has toured with Chris Cornell, City and Colour, The Pogues, Murder By Death, Clutch, Lucero, Converge, Red Sparowes, Modern Life is War, Frontier Ruckus, Frank Turner and The Low Anthem.[citation needed]

Whitmore's 2009 release, Animals in the Dark, reached Number 50 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.