William Elliott Whitmore – “Old Devils” (live) / “Who Stole the Soul” (live) (video)

Juli Thanki praised Whitmore’s 2009 album Animals in the Dark and we gave it a 7. “Animals in the Dark is Whitmore’s most political album to date, with several songs referencing the troubles facing this country, a problem which Whitmore blames on authority figures who abuse their power… The album’s title comes from ‘Old Devils’, the strongest song on an album full of strong songs. Who are the old devils? Whitmore calls them, ‘Those animals in the dark / Malicious politicians with nefarious schemes / Charlatans and crooked cops.'” Whitmore recently stopped by Later…with Jools Holland for powerful performance of “Old Devils”. Plus, here’s a recent performance of “Who Stole the Soul”. Tour dates after the jump.


04-30 Downtown Brewing Co San Luis Obispo CA

05-01 The OC Tavern San Clemente CA

05-02 Knitting Factory Los Angeles CA

05-03 Casbah San Diego CA

05-04 Chyro Arts Scottsdale AZ

05-07 Lucky’s Wichita KS

05-08 The Waiting Room Omaha NE

05-09 Outland Ballroom Springfield MO

05-10 Exit Inn Nashville TN

05-11 The Basement Columbus OH

05-13 Mohawk Place Buffalo NY

05-14 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights OH

05-15 Macs Bar Lansing MI

05-16 Stonefly Brewery Milwaukee WI

05-17 The House Cafe DeKalb IL

06-13 Bonnaroo Music Festival Manchester TN

07-24 Rock Island Brewing Company Rock Island IL

07-25 10,000 Lakes Festival Detroit Lakes MN