With no more than his voice and a banjo, blues musician William Elliott Whitmore evokes a powerful sense of American struggle. And, having toured with acts like Modern Life Is War and Converge, he might just be the only banjo-toting troubadour with a fan base in the hardcore punk scene.
Whitmore visited the Isthmus office on April 17 for a live acoustic performance before his concert that night at the Majestic Theatre. A video excerpt of "Civilizations" is above.
Isthmus Live Sessions is presented by MINI of Madison and Ian’s Pizza. Produced by Isthmus, the above video was directed and edited by Justin Sprecher, with additional camerawork by James Kraus and audio by Chris Winterhack. The complete five-song, 20-minute audio set is available for listening below.