William Elliott Whitmore is full of southern bluesy awesomeness. I briefly checked him out when he played at the Mill earlier this year, but recently did again and now I'm in love with it. He is actually from Iowa and plays guitar and banjo and has an amazing voice. It reminds me of old southern spiritual songs, but in the best way possible.
Here's his Myspace. Listen to "The Chariot," "There's Hope for You," and "Float Like Anchors" Now watch this.