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In Your Ear Episode 37: River Whyless

On this episode, we hear from a fearless neo-traditional quartet from the Carolina mountains, River Whyless--experimental, undefinable, completely original and cutting their own path through a crowded field of young indie-folk string bands. When the music is this thoughtful, this interesting, labels are impossible and irrelevant. With Ryan O’Keefe, Halli Anderson, Alex McWalters and Daniel Shearin, we invite you to spend a thoughtful and riveting hour with River Whyless.

A Little Down Time

Perhaps it's the impending holidays or I guess you can say that we've now jumped off the high dive and are hurtling toward the watery abyss of holiday madness below. Halloween? Done! Thanksgiving? Just up ahead. You can see where I'm going with this. So, on this week's World Music Show (11/7), I'm going to help you slow down a bit. Because if we don't take a few moments to just take a breath, then before you know it, it'll be a new year and a new set of holidays.

In Your Ear Episode 35: Walker and Groopman / Idlewheel

This program featured a duo that shares some fertile common ground. Jacob Groopman is a native Richmonder who now calls Richmond, California home and Melody Walker is from the bay area of San Francisco. From their west coast vantage point they’ve led the band Front Country to winning the prestigious Telluride and RockyGrass competitions. And Melody’s song “Black Grace” won the Chris Austin songwriting contest at Merlefest a few years back.


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