I'm a DIY music artist from rural Iowa. I've been touring off and on for nearly 20 years, with over 500 self booked concerts performed thus far.

My new record has an ethereal folk punk vibe and I'm excited to be sharing it across the USA this fall and overseas early next year.

Here is a bit about the new album:

EPHEMERAL PARADE was recorded over the course of 4 years at the ROCK N ROLL MONASTERY, a home I shared with some friends in the Oakley Neighborhood of Asheville, North Carolina.

It's a love song to the universe, a middle finger to unchecked capitalism, and a hopeful musing upon the quandry of human experience.

- Will




1999-2010: Led Iowa punk rockers Funks G

2011: Worked as a Wilderness Therapy Counselor in Vermont and released Songs from the North Country

2012: Released William Borg Schmitt and performed a month long tour of the Northeast and Midwest

2013: Thru Hiked the Appalachian Trail

2014: Released Whispering Willows and completed 15 date March North tour of the East Coast

2015: Documented the California section of the Pacific Crest Trail at YourHappyWanderer.com

2016: 25 date Pacific Northwest Residency, 48 date Spirit of Chautauqua tour in Iowa, and completed the Oregon section of the Pacific Crest Trail

2017: Released Riches are Free and walked the Washington section of the Pacific Crest Trail, finishing a 3 year hike from Mexico to Canada

2018: Released a Song of the Week for 24 consecutive weeks for World Food Program donations

2019: Released Ephemeral Parade and assembling the first William and the Wildflowers tour, commencing September 2019


William Wildflower