Whitmore, William Elliott / Field Songs
Album: Field Songs   Collection:General
Artist:Whitmore, William Elliott   Added:Jul 2011
Label:Anti- / Epitaph  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-10-30 Pull Date: 2012-01-01
Week Ending: Jan 1 Dec 25 Dec 18 Dec 4 Nov 13 Nov 6
Airplays: 3 1 1 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 17, 2013: The Songsmith Show
Bury Your Burdens In The Ground
4. Dec 30, 2011: The Songsmith Show
Field Song
2. Sep 21, 2012: The Songsmith Show
Field Song
5. Dec 29, 2011: Happy Hour
Don't Need It
3. Mar 01, 2012: The Songsmith Show
Don't Need It
6. Dec 29, 2011: The Songsmith Show
Not Feeling Any Pain

Album Review
MC Dizzy Jackson
Reviewed 2011-10-18
Whitmore’s seventh release is a mostly sparse affair - stripped down, immediate and powerful with that deep and magnetic voice. Most songs have only his voice and one instrument. Banjo, guitar, drums. Most songs begin and end with birds chirping. The album begins with birds and roosters and ends with crickets and frogs, just like a day in the country. It’s an outdoorsy album for sure, and most lyrics are about nature and humans relationship with it. I hear old bluesmen, a snippet or two of sparse Springsteen and a lot of an intense performer in Whitmore. A great album, if you’re ready for it. No FCC’s.

*My Favorites*: Every song.

1. (5:14) Mid. 0:25 of bird chirping intro, then lone banjo with birds continuing and crowing rooster. Vocal begins with 3:31 remaining. Although the sound may not be blues, it is a song about blues, with vocal, banjo, birds and a rooster.
2. (3:43) Mid / Fast. Title track. Quick strummed guitar with vocal.
3. (3:33) Mid. Guitar with plodding bass drum giving it a slightly big sound. Vocal is very measured and strong.
4. (4:16) Slow / Mid. Guitar and vocal. Song about the passing of all things. Heavy.
5. (3:20) Mid. Banjo and vocal. A bit jaunty and a great soaring and hearty vocal.
6. (3:56) Mid / Fast. Upbeat, strummed guitar. Song about getting back and the hopefulness of it.
7. (4:03) Mid. Banjo and vocal. Cool bending of the banjo strings. Referencing the birds as they sing in the background. Frog sounds at end.
8. (6:02) Mid. Big sound with guitar, drum, tambourine. Song about the ending of the day and a bunch of other worldly things. The last 1:25 is just crickets and frogs.

Track Listing
1. Bury Your Burdens In The Ground   5. Let's Do Something Impossible
2. Field Song   6. Got There From Here
3. Don't Need It   7. We'll Carry On
4. Everthing Gets Gone   8. Not Feeling Any Pain