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WNYC’s source to hear your favorite bands and discover new ones, with live in-studio performances, interviews, and tips on wading through New York’s ever-vibrant concert scene. Hosted by John Schaefer.
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River Whyless Gathers Many Musical Tributaries
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When we promoted River Whyless' headline show at Rough Trade a few weeks ago, listener Jim commented on the Gig Alert page: "Fabulous. Just fabulous." We couldn't agree more. The group's razor-honed songwriting and thoughtful vocal harmonies steal the spotlight, but equally impressive is the nuanced musical arsenal they deploy. Of particular note is the Asheville, N.C., band's melding of hill folk with the syncopated rhythms and staccato guitars of the so-called "desert blues" tradition of Mali. Taken as a whole, the band's new record "We All the Light" is a triumph of emotional connection and musical alchemy. The group visits the studio to play from the album and talk about their many influences.
Rated 5 out of
The most comprehensive music show on the planet
Love this show. Virtually every aspect of music is covered, always in an engaging, thoughtful way. If you love music, this is well worth the time to check out on a regular basis. Thanks for doing such a great job, guys!
Date published: 2013-10-22
Rated 5 out of
John Schaefer and his staff are so knowledgable and have such a wide range of interests. I am always impressed. Lots of discoveries.
Date published: 2013-10-16
Rated 4 out of
Often eclectic; always interesting; always an adventure. I've been introduced to a lot of new music over the years.
Date published: 2013-12-11