Album Front CD Final 1.0Photo cred: Jethro Waters

 We’re thrilled to announce that, with the help of our Asheville friends at Backwoods Nation, we’ll be releasing our self-titled EP on January 20th. We spent 5 days at La La Land in Louisville KY with the amazing Kevin Ratterman and rather surprised ourselves with the finished product. It was our first time recording live to tape. It was our first time with someone else lending an outside ear. And it feels to us like the whole process brought new life to the band that we can’t wait to share with you. While we can’t quite give you any music yet, we wanted to share the news and let you know that we’ll be hitting the road in support of the release! Peep the album artwork and the tour dates below.

Jan 15 Knoxville TN WDVX Blue Plate Special
Jan 15 Atlanta GA The EARL
Jan 16 Savannah GA Jinx Savannah
Jan 17 Wilmington NC Bourgie Nights
Jan 21 Charlotte NC The Evening Muse
Jan 22 Washington DC Gypsysally’s
Jan 23 Ashland VA Ashland Coffee & Tea
Jan 28 New York NY Rockwood Music Hall – Stage 2
Jan 29 Philadelphia PA Tin Angel
Jan 31 Pittsburgh PA Pittsburgh Winery
Feb 5 Cincinnati OH MOTR (w/ frontier ruckus)
Feb 6 Louisville KY The New Vintage
Feb 12 Indianapolis IN The Hi-Fi (w/ the Soil & the Sun)
Feb 13 Chicago IL Hideout Inn
Feb 14 Frankfort KY Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe
Feb 18 Columbia MO The Bridge

A good week of shows

 Thanks to everyone who came (or told friends to go) to the shows this week. We met many wonderful people and had a blast. Thanks also, to St. Paul and the Broken Bones and Bombadil for introducing us to their lovely and loyal fans.

Cat's Cradle w/ Bombadil

Cat’s Cradle w/ Bombadil

Our Asheville show is just around the bend


On June 13, 2014 River Whyless will be playing the River Music Festival in Asheville, NC with Treetop Flyers from the UK.

Music is from 5-10. We play roughly around 7pm. It is FREE and there will be plenty of local food and drink to enjoy also.

If you don’t feel like driving then take the trolley from town or take a canoe/raft/canoe/kayak by river! The festival is located at the RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza in the River Arts District.

Links for more info:




So Long Snow

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What a wonderful winter. Saw lots of snow this year and got lots of writing done. We look forward to sharing some new ideas with you when the weather changes. -RW

Blissfest opens concert series with River Whyless

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The Blissfest Music Organization begins its winter 2014 concert series with a performance by River Whyless at 8 p.m. Saturday Jan. 25, at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey.

Tickets for River Whyless are $20 in advance and $15 for Blissfest members. Tickets are available at Crooked Tree Arts Center, Grain Train Natural Foods Co-op and Northern Michigan Artists Market.

For more information, contact Blissfest at (231) 348-7047 or www.blissfest.org.