Monday, July 18, 2011
William Elliott Whitmore/Christopher Paul Stelling Preview
Tomorrow night, I'll be heading down to the Mercury Lounge to check out two great singer-songwriters, William Elliott Whitmore & Christopher Paul Stelling.
I first came across William Elliott Whitmore a couple years ago when he opened for City & Colour at the Bowery Ballroom. William has a great, unique sound and was able to captivate the audience from the first notes. He kind of reminded me of a young Tom Waits and I was really impressed by his live show, very talented guy and to be honest a breath of fresh air hearing a style you don't get every night. I've since picked up a couple of his albums and they're definitely solid although I think he's really a guy you should check out live if you get a chance. Here's a live cut of one of my favorite songs, "Hell or High Water"
I'm relatively new to Christopher Paul Stelling, first heard his music late in 2010 when he appeared on the Daytrotter site. Hopefully you've visited that website previously but if not, it's a MUST HIT..... one of the best sites on the net. You can check that session out HERE. This will be my first time catching Christopher in person so I'm excited about that. Here's a track called "Flawless Executioner" that I really dig.
I'll have a show recap later in the week!