The Whitmore Sisters
For Eleanor and Bonnie Whitmore, two of roots music’s most accomplished songwriter/ instrumentalist/ vocalists, the onset of Covid and the forced end to touring presented an opportunity. Back in the day Eleanor, then 22, used to protect Bonnie, then 15, when the sisters had gigs in bars. Now, as Bonnie moved in for the duration with Eleanor and her husband Chris Masterson (with whom Eleanor tours and records as The Mastersons), it was time for the sisters to make their long-deferred album. The result, 2022’s Ghost Stories, produced by Masterson, is a collection of cathartic songs about love, death, and loss, songs that ultimately embrace the beauty and experience of living.