William Elliott Whitmore

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William Elliott Whitmore
Birth name William Elliott Whitmore
Born May 1978 (age 36)
Iowa, United States
Genres Alternative country
Occupation(s) Vocalist, songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, banjo
Years active 1999–present
Labels ANTI-, Southern Records, Scenester Credentials
Website williamelliottwhitmore.com

William Elliott Whitmore (born May 11, 1978, Iowa, United States) is an American blues singer and musician from Lee County, Iowa.


Whitmore has recorded a number of albums released on Southern Records, and now[when?] is a member of the Anti Records family.[citation needed] His act consists mostly of playing the banjo or guitar while singing, though on occasion he performs a cappella. While he has earned much acclaim from the folk, blues and alt-country communities[citation needed] he is also rooted in the hardcore punk community, by paying, for example, a homage for the worldwide spread icon of Bad Religion.[1][clarification needed]

Whitmore has toured with Chris Cornell,[2][not specific enough to verify] City and Colour, The Pogues, Murder By Death, Clutch, Lucero, Converge, Red Sparowes, Modern Life is War, Frontier Ruckus, Frank Turner and The Low Anthem.[citation needed]

Whitmore's 2009 release, Animals in the Dark, reached Number 50 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.[3]



  • The Jarrett Mitchell Demo Album (1999)
  • Calendar Club of Danger and Fun (2001)
  • Hymns for the Hopeless (2003)
  • Ashes to Dust (2005)
  • Song of the Blackbird (2006)
  • Animals in the Dark (February 17, 2009)[4][dead link]
  • Field Songs (July 2011)
  • Radium Death(March 2015)


  • The Day the End Finally Came, 7" (2004)
  • Latitudes, EP (2005)[5][dead link]

Appearances on Compilations/Splits[edit]

  • No Laws: Keep the Fuzz off my Buzz 12" (Modern Radio Records) with Paradise Island, Let's Be Active, and ft (the shadow government)
  • William Elliot Whitmore/Flaccid Trip aka ft (the shadow government) Split 7" on Scenester Credentials[6] (January 2004)
  • Hallways of Always with Jenny Hoyston of Erase Errata, CD (2006)
  • When the Cat Returns the Mice are Fucked, CD V/A (2006)
  • Split 7" with Murder By Death (November 2008)
  • Hiram and Huddie - Vol. 1 & 2 (Hillgrass Bluebilly Records) (March 2009)
  • "Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie" - Red Dead Redemption soundtrack (2010)
  • "Don´t Pray on Me" - Germs of Perfection: A Tribute to Bad Religion (2010)[7]


  1. ^ Bryne (2010). "'Germs of Perfection: A Tribute to Bad Religion' posted for download". Punknews.org. Retrieved March 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ Chriscornell.com
  3. ^ Billboard, Allmusic
  4. ^ "William Elliott Whitmore Set to Release Animals In The Dark February 17, 2009". anti.com. October 21, 2008. Retrieved November 7, 2008. 
  5. ^ "William Elliott Whitmore > Latitudes CD". Southern Records. 2006. Retrieved April 6, 2007. 
  6. ^ Scenecred.com
  7. ^ Jesse (2010). "Germs of Perfection: a tribute to Bad Religion". theBRpage. Retrieved March 17, 2012. 

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