Leave the paddle at home, and wade in the River Whyless! The Asheville-based folk rock band recently put out a record that addresses freedom in a way that will feel politically apt for American listeners. It’s called Kindness, A Rebel, and it’s out now on Roll Call Records. The band is currently on tour; see their full schedule below and click-thru to enter to win tickets to select dates.

Grab tickets to see River Whyless on tour!

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River Whyless is an American folk band from Asheville, North Carolina. Daniel Shearin, Ryan O’Keefe, Halli Anderson, and Alex McWalters met as students at Appalachian State University. Each moved to Asheville, North Carolina, after graduation. McWalters said that they considered moving to Austin, Nashville, New York, or L.A., but chose Asheville. O’Keefe, Anderson and McWalters were already performing in a band when Shearin joined them in 2012.

River Whyless released their first full-length album titled A Stone, A Leaf, An Unfound Door in 2012. They followed that by releasing a self-titled EP in 2015. In 2016, River Whyless released their second full-length album titled We All The Light via Roll Call Records. We All the Light, combines bluegrass-harmonies with fiddle and guitar to create a distinctive sound.”

The band changes their environment to get different perspectives while songwriting. They have written music in a woodshed in Maine, a living room studio in Oregon belonging to Justin Ringle of the band Horse Feathers, and a variety of other settings outside of Asheville. (source: CLTure.org)

Grab tickets to see River Whyless on tour!

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River Whyless Tour

7/15 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
7/19 – Nashville, TN – High Watt
7/20 – Chattanooga, TN – Songbirds Guitar Museum
7/21 – Tallahassee, FL – Cascades Park
7/24 – Mobile, AL – The Merry Widow
7/25 – New Orleans, LA – Parish Room, House of Blues
7/26 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall – Upstairs
7/27 – Austin, TX – 3ten ACL Live
7/28 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
7/30 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
7/31 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
8/1 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah
8/2 – Los Angeles, CA – The Moroccan Lounge
8/3 – Anaheim, CA – The Parish @ House of Blues
8/4 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
8/11 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
8/12 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
8/18 – Lyons, CO – Rocky Mountain Folks Fest