Music in the Gardens: River Whyless
July 19, 2017 | 7 pm
Asheville’s River Whyless has emerged from the mountain city’s bustling scene as one of the state’s most instantly likable bands. Inheriting a sense of rhythmic wonder from Paul Simon and an appreciation of musical warmth from its regional folk predecessors, River Whyless subtly accents its folk-pop songs with modern flourishes that suggest experimental tinkerers such as Animal Collective or Yeasayer. Try to imagine a collaboration between the Triangle’s own Mandolin Orange and Megafaun, or just get lost in these soft harmonies and gently complex arrangements.
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"River Whyless all but tore up the stage at the Newport Folk Festival, in a flurry of fiddle and sing-along harmonies that brought an entire tent to its feet."