At the core, Unpainted Souls is about life and the artistic expression of lifeâs struggles and joys. Musically, Billy tries to find that place in music were style is interpreted my the listener. Depending on who you are and what you listen to is what will determine which category you put Unpainted Souls into. Think Hank Williamâs Blues Come Around when the Sun Goes Down, in it you find country, jazz, blues and even rock! Billy played professionally in the 434th Army Band for 4 years but is mostly known for leading and playing worship in local Tampa Bay area churches and occasionally playing Unpainted Souls gigs. He has played most every Sunday for the last 10 years and has also lead a Wednesday night service for 3 years. Unpainted Souls is now expanding itâs music to include folk, old-time, bluegrass, rock, and blues, hoping to begin playing music to a wider audience.
And here's what some early reviewers have to say:
"William Whiting, Jr of Unpainted Souls is a virtuoso of all things stringed and virtually unknown, but not for long.â - BAAMO
"Billy Whiting is nonetheless a seasoned songwriter. His band â Unpainted Soulsâ has been together only a short while, but their tight arrangements and energetic performances will make you believe otherwise. One of their songs was included in the recent BAMMO anthology âTales of Highways & Low Roadsâ, demonstrating both the strength of Billyâs songwriting and the appeal of his band." - Ed Lehmann
"Deep, thoughtful lyrics, interesting, and sometimes playful melody lines.â¨There's not a whole lot to dislike about Unpainted Souls. The commitment to intelligent, non-commercial music is appreciated and welcomed. I'm already waiting for the next CD! By Hamlet's Father's Ghost. ITunes review."
Unpainted Souls has released 3 albums Songs of Worship and Wonder, Life Sin Prayer, Long Country Roads and is now working on a 4th. They have been featured on Napster, Indie Castle and Respect My Music. They have performed at several Tampa venues and live on 88.5. There song Train Song was included on the latest BAMMO release Tales of Highways and Low Roads.