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River Whyless

Fri. September 27 | 7:00 pm

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River Whyless

Friday | Sep. 27, 7pm

High Gravity | Mills River, NC

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DOORS | 6pm
SHOW | 7pm


River Whyless, the Asheville, NC quartet, is named in spirit of the band’s ongoing love affair with the natural world. Since forming the band in 2009, musicians Ryan O’Keefe, Halli Anderson, Alex McWalters and Daniel Shearin have toured extensively, playing hundreds of shows from coast to coast and into Canada.

“Think Paul Simon; think imaginative arrangements with accents of music from around the world,” writes NPR’s Bob Boilen in his review of their latest album We All The Light. “Four ego-less musicians blend their talents on violin, guitars, drums, harmonium, cello, banjo, toy piano and (most importantly) vocal harmonies … combining exceptional songwriting talent and unexpected sounds for something truly singular.” 

The Dead Tongues:

Ryan Gustafson remembers very little about the origins of the ten songs on Unsung Passage, his profound new reflection on the emotional architecture of love, loneliness, and life at large. 

He mostly knows that the songs were written during quick spans scattered between various tours of the last two years—as a supporting guitarist for his kindred North Carolina spirits Hiss Golden Messenger and Phil Cook’s Guitarheels and as the leader of his own long-evolving vehicle for a beautifully fractured vision of folk, country, blues, and cosmic American rock, The Dead Tongues. Gustafson’s third and best album under that name, Unsung Passage depends more on the songs themselves than the sounds around them. It is a first-person reckoning with the things Gustafson, a chronically peripatetic adventurer, has seen enough to sing about. “Every turn, every changing that occurs,” Gustafson offers during “The Broken Side of People Everywhere,” his voice sweetly yearning for whatever it is that might come next. “There’s a string attached, with a promise at the end.” 

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100 Sierra Nevada Way
Mills River,NC28732United States

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