William Elliott Whitmore

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William Elliott Whitmore
Birth name William Elliott Whitmore
Born (1978-05-11) May 11, 1978 (age 36)
Iowa, United States
Genres Alternative country, blues, folk
Occupation(s) Singer, 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.

Career[edit]

Whitmore first released albums on Southern Records and later on ANTI-. 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, for example by playing on a homage to Bad Religion.[1]

Whitmore has toured with Chris Cornell, City and Colour, 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.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 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)[3]
  • Field Songs (July 2011)
  • Radium Death (March 2015)[4]

Singles/EPs[edit]

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

Further appearances[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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bryne (2010). "'Germs of Perfection: A Tribute to Bad Religion' posted for download". Punknews.org. Retrieved March 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ Billboard, Allmusic
  3. ^ "William Elliott Whitmore Set to Release "Animals in the Dark" February 17th, 2009". Anti-. October 21, 2008. Retrieved March 12, 2015. 
  4. ^ "William Elliott Whitmore to Release New Album Next Month". Anti-. February 24, 2015. 
  5. ^ "William Elliott Whitmore > Latitudes Releases". Southern Records. 2006. Retrieved March 12, 2015. 
  6. ^ Scenecred.com
  7. ^ Jesse (2010). "Germs of Perfection: a tribute to Bad Religion". theBRpage. Retrieved March 12, 2015. 

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