One very enthusiastic fan told me that he's seen Whitmore perform over a dozen times, and planned on seeing him perform the next day in Omaha, stating "if he's playing anywhere in the states surrounding us, I'll go see him." Many similar stories came from the audience, and as I had not seem Whitmore play live before, I had high expectations for the night.
Whitmore took the stage almost directly after Lucas, stating "If It's alright, I'd just as soon get started." I immediately liked him; through his no nonsense approach, and willingness to just play his music. Whitmore's unique voice, and strong banjo playing made the set fun; with great interaction with the audience in between.
Photos by Caroline Philippone