William Elliott Whitmore - "Old Devils" (live) / “Who Stole the Soul” (live) (video)

by Sarah Zupko

30 April 2009


Juli Thanki praised Whitmore’s 2009 album Animals in the Dark and we gave it a 7. “Animals in the Dark is Whitmore’s most political album to date, with several songs referencing the troubles facing this country, a problem which Whitmore blames on authority figures who abuse their power… The album’s title comes from ‘Old Devils’, the strongest song on an album full of strong songs. Who are the old devils? Whitmore calls them, ‘Those animals in the dark / Malicious politicians with nefarious schemes / Charlatans and crooked cops.’” Whitmore recently stopped by Later…with Jools Holland for powerful performance of “Old Devils”. Plus, here’s a recent performance of “Who Stole the Soul”. Tour dates after the jump.

04-30 Downtown Brewing Co San Luis Obispo CA
05-01 The OC Tavern San Clemente CA
05-02 Knitting Factory Los Angeles CA
05-03 Casbah San Diego CA
05-04 Chyro Arts Scottsdale AZ
05-07 Lucky’s Wichita KS
05-08 The Waiting Room Omaha NE
05-09 Outland Ballroom Springfield MO
05-10 Exit Inn Nashville TN
05-11 The Basement Columbus OH
05-13 Mohawk Place Buffalo NY
05-14 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights OH
05-15 Macs Bar Lansing MI
05-16 Stonefly Brewery Milwaukee WI
05-17 The House Cafe DeKalb IL
06-13 Bonnaroo Music Festival Manchester TN
07-24 Rock Island Brewing Company Rock Island IL
07-25 10,000 Lakes Festival Detroit Lakes MN

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