RIVER WHYLESS; NEW STUDIO ALBUM KINDNESS, Video for “Born In The Right Country”, CO Dates

River Whyless‘ third studio album Kindness, A Rebel is available everywhere via Roll Call RecordsPRESS HERE to purchase and stream.

Just last week, the folk/Americana infused 11-track LP premiered exclusively on NPR’s First Listen and revealed the overflow of rich songwriting and fluid lyricism, followed by NPR raving it as an album filled with strong melodies and first-rate playing. The collection includes recently released singles “Van Dyke Brown,” “Born In The Right Country,” “Motel 6” and “Darkness In Mind.” Full tracklisting can be found below.

 

In conjunction with today’s album release, River Whyless has also premiered the video for their second single “Born In The Right Country”. PRESS HERE to watch the riveting and politically driven visual. NPR’s Heavy Rotation previously praised the single and stated “The eternal quest for the American Dream is the centerpiece of ‘Born In The Right Country,’ the latest single from the Asheville, NC quartet River Whyless. Few and far between are the songs reminding us of our widely divergent perceptions of equality, and ‘Born In The Right Country’ is a personal litmus test for the times, challenging us to confront our own discomfort with the widening chasm separating the haves and have-nots, and obliterating that unspoken rule about not getting above your raising. Lyrically, it’s heartfelt without feeling like an indictment, while sonically, Halli Anderson’s hauntingly celestial harmonies, the eloquence of the arrangement, and the bass line tug at your sense of unease. Songwriter Ryan O’Keefe’s acknowledgement that our fabled ‘American Dream’ relies on skin tone and social strata is a graceful, pointed distillation of the idea that it might just turn out to be nothing more than a mirage.”

 

The band is currently on the road for their summer tour, making stops in Nashville, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago & more. PRESS HERE for ticket information and full tour routing can be found below.

Kindness, A Rebel Tracklisting
1. All of My Friends
3. Motel 6
4. Van Dyke Brown
5. Failing Farm
6. New Beliefs
7. The Feeling of Freedom
8. War is Kind
9. Another Shitty Party
10. Darkness In Mind

11. Mama Take Your Time

 

River Whyless Tour Dates

6/8/18 – Alexandria, VA – Mount Vernon Nights
6/9/18 – Canton, NC – Cold Mountain Festival
6/10/18 – Roswell, GA – Chattahoochee Nature Center
6/12/18 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s %
6/13/18 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom %
6/15/18 – Fall River, MA – Narrows Center for the Arts *
6/16/18 – Allston, MA – Great Scott *
6/17/18 – Croton-on-Hudson, NY – Pete Seeger’s Clearwater Revival
6/19/18 – Buffalo, NY – 9th Ward at Babeville *
6/20/18 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues ^
6/21/18 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall *
6/22/18 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry *
6/23/18 – Viroqua, WI – Pierce Hill Performing Arts *
6/25/18 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck *
6/27/18 – Vail, CO – Vail Bluegrass Series
6/28/18 – Pueblo, CO – Brues Alehouse Brewing Company
7/15/18 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall (Independent Venue Week)
7/19/18 – Nashville, TN – High Watt +
7/20/18 – Chattanooga, TN – Songbirds +
7/21/18 – Tallahassee, FL – Sundown Summer Concert Series
7/24/18 – Mobile, AL – The Merry Widow +
7/25/17 – New Orleans, LA – The Parish @ House of Blues +
7/26/18 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall – Upstairs +
7/27/18 – Austin, TX – 3Ten at ACL Live +
7/28/18 – Dallas, TX – Three Links +
7/30/18 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad +
7/31/18 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar +
8/1/18 – San Diego, CA – Casbah +
8/2/18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Moroccan Lounge +
8/3/18 – Anaheim, CA – The Parish @ House of Blues +
8/4/18 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel +
8/6/18 – Sacramento, CA – Goldfield Trading Post +
8/7/18 – Arcata, CA – Humboldt Brews +
8/9/18 – Eugene, OR – HiFi Lounge +
8/10/18 – Bend, OR – Volcanic Theatre +
8/11/18 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater +
8/12/18 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern +
8/13/18 – Spokane, WA – The Bartlett +
8/15/18 – Bozeman, MT – Live from the Divide
8/16/18 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court +
8/17/18 – Carbondale, CO – Steve’s Guitars
8/19/18 – Lyons, CO – Rocky Mountain Folks Fest
8/21/18 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
8/22/18 – St. Louis, MO – Duck Room
8/24/18 – Indianapolis, IN – White Rabbit Cabaret
8/25/18 – Cincinnati, OH – Live from the Ludlow Garage
9/5/18 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
9/6/18 – Bar Harbor, ME – Criterion Theatre
9/21/18 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
9/23/18 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond
10/13/18 – Livingston, KY – The Moonshiner’s Ball
11/22-24/18 – Vienna, Austria – Blue Bird Festival
% Gracie and Rachel support
* Jalen N’Gonda supports
^ Supporting Lake Street Dive

+ Adam Torres supports

 

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