2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

River Whyless

Thursday, March 17
1:00AM - 1:50AM

Stephen F's Bar
701 Congress Ave


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Hailing from Asheville, North Carolina, River Whyless puts a hauntingly sweet spin on traditional foundations. Their Jan 2015 EP, the bands first release since their 2012 debut album, marks a notable evolution in their collective voice. River Whyless elected to decamp to Louisville, Kentucky's La La Land Studio where they worked with Kevin Ratterman (Andrew Bird, My Morning Jacket, Ben Sollee) on the new tracks. The result is an EP full of lush harmonies, wide sweeping arrangements driven by dark percussion and metaphors built of firewood and sap. Anderson's voice finds a mark between Sandy Denny's ethereal plea and Crystal Gayle's country swoon. English trad-folk sounds are some of the band's obvious touchstones, putting them in a category similar to contemporaries like Fleet Foxes and Stornoway. Since the January release of the EP, River Whyless has been featured on NPR's World Cafe, Paste Magazine, The Bluegrass Situati...

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