2015 Celebration Concert Series
11:43 am
Fri December 19, 2014

William Elliott Whitmore- Feb. 7, 2015 Vallillo/Holtz Performance Studio

William Elliott Whitmore

William Elliott Whitmore is an American blues singer and musician, hailing from Lee County, Iowa. He has recorded a number of albums released on Southern Records, and now is a member of the Anti Records family.

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, he is also rooted in the hardcore punk community.

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7:48 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Music for Laptop Ensemble

The WIU Laptop Ensemble in rehearsal.
Credit Jonathan Ahl

Laptop computers, tablets and smart phones have all made it possible to perform regular activities in new ways. 

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Avett Brothers Premiere
5:48 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Song Premiere: The Avett Brothers, 'Another is Waiting'

The Avett Brothers
Credit Courtesy of the artist

It hasn't even been 11 full months since The Avett Brothers released The Carpenter, the North Carolina band's most recent collection of poignant and infectious, bluegrass-inflected folk-rock. And, given the lengthy touring cycle that each major album release generally spawns- the Avetts of last month's Newport Folk Festival with songs from The Carpenter- fans had no reason to expect new music this year.

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