Friday, June 1, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
First Ward Park
301 E 7th St
Charlotte, NC 28202
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.
On October 19, 2017, their song “Life Crisis” was used as the episode end-credits music for the FX seriocomedy Better Things.
Sinners & Saints
Since the band’s formation in 2011, Charlotte, NC country crooners Sinners & Saints have brought their live show to many a main stage or festival with a combination of small regional tours in the Southeast and regular appearances across their native Charlotte. The band has shared the stage with the likes of Flogging Molly, Shovel and Rope, 500 Miles to Memphis, Bombadil and many others as they seek to spread their whiskey drinking, shit kickin’, sweet loving music to as many ears as they can find. The band is set to make 2015 even bigger with plans for extensive touring, college radio and press campaigns. Their 2014 release, Love and Misery also brings the band’s first partnership with Silent Uproar Records, who will help with the promotion and distribution of the release.