World Cafe Next: River Whyless : World Cafe The Asheville, N.C., folk-rock band forges a cohesive sound from three different distinct voices.
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World Cafe Next: River Whyless

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World Cafe Next: River Whyless

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The latest installment in World Cafe: Next features a folk-rock quartet with three singers and writers; the band is named after the River Whyless near its hometown of Asheville, N.C. Somehow, the group's distinct songwriting voices add up to a cohesive sound — not a simple thing to do.

River Whyless released its first album in 2011 and traveled to Louisville, Ky., to record its new EP. Hear and download a pair of songs on this page, or as part of the World Cafe: Next podcast.