Real name: wm. whitmerA williwaw is a violent squall, and also a sonic malestrom produced by the two hands, two feet, four strings, and many forms of amplification under the direction of Wm. McAllister Whitmer. Whitmer arrived in Glasgow (Scotland, not Kentucky) several years ago from a small, remote fishing village south of Wisconsin that the natives called Wild Onion, or Shikaakwa. French fur traders, who were known to smell as pungent as wild onions, called it Chicago. He was born as a polydactyl from a town once known as the Screw Capital of the World. In between Screw Capitals and Wild Onions, Whitmer spent over a decade in Champaign-Urbana, where he began mitigating the spectrotemporal constraints of the ’ukulele with the stochastic and bombastic properties of amplification under the stage name of williwaw. Multi-syllabic meaninglessness aside, williwaw continues to provide this most particular blend of amplified 'ukulele mayhem to all the stalwarts hep to its machinations. For twenty years, even. On numerous occasions, williwaw has also played sonic foil to silent reels o' film, and plays nice with others in the sandlot.