Photo by Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTX
Asheville, North Carolina’s River Whyless plays a freeform kind of folk music without a whole lot of boundaries. The band was an early-morning highlight at the Four Seasons last week, more invigorating than a 7 a.m. set time would suggest. The best word to describe songs like “Kalangala” is “squiggly,” like a particularly creative kid coloring outside the lines. After the dynamite performance, you can read the band name more literally: River Whyless is fluid and more prone to questioning convention than reinforcing folk tradition. Watch video of “Kalangala” below.
–Art Levy // host, Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., producer, My KUTX