The folk-rock outfit River Whyless match the persona of their home base Asheville, North Carolina: dynamic and serene. With songwriting that is as heartfelt as one can hear, along with spell bounding harmonies to boot, the foursome has captivated audiences throughout the land.
River Whyless have shared a cover of Bob Dylan’s classic “It Ain’t Me Babe.” The band’s interlocking harmonies serve Dylan’s devastating lyrics well, blending the tenderness and grit this beloved song contains. As for how River Whyless approached their interpretation on the track, here’s whay the band said: “A verse would materialize in the green room before a show, the chorus murmured idly as we loaded the van. Our finished rendition seemed to happen organically, almost unintentionally, which is how we wish all songs could enter our repertoire — as a deceptively effortless aspect of our ongoing self-discovery.
“In all stages, and even before we started singing it, the song maintained its relation to us; beautiful, brilliant, sad. It has always served as a kind of consolation in our struggle to be the lovers, children and companions we aspire, but sometimes fail to be.”
The band has officially kicked off a tour along the East Coast, which includes a show in Brooklyn on September 22 at Rough Trade with The Dead Tongues:
Sept. 19 | Concord, NH at Bank of New Hampshire Stage
Sept. 20 | Providence, RI at Columbus Theatre
Sept. 21 | Norfolk, CT at Infinity Hall
Sept. 22 | Brooklyn, NY at Rough Trade
Sept. 23 | Sellersville, PA at Sellersville Theater 1894
Sept. 25 | Charlottesville, VA at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall
Sept. 26 | Durham, NC at Motorco Music Hall
Sept. 27 | Mills River, NC at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Sept. 28 | Greenville, SC at The Radio Room
Sept. 29 | West Columbia, SC at The New Brookland Tavern