There are always those artists that one hopes will obtain so much more recognition for their music. To me, one of those artists in William Elliott Whitmore. His voice is full of so much color and soul. It’s been about three years since I’ve seen him live and I still to this day remember how much raw emotion he exudes when he performs. It’s a difficult task to completely silence a crowd at a sold out show just singing and playing the guitar. For those who have never listened to him, here’s a video I found of him performing “Hell or High Water” off his new album Animals in the Dark for KEXP.

Oh, did I mention that he also plays the banjo?