Friday, November, 9 2018
Rival Entertainment Presents:
ABOUT• All Ages Welcome
• Vinyl is a general admission, standing room venue
• Tickets available online via Ticketalternative.com or without ticket fees in person at the Center Stage Box Office, M-F, 11-6. Online sales end at 6pm on day of show
Getting there is half the fun, as the old saying goes, but the journey is really the whole point for Boston progressive-folk duo Tall River Whyless, the Asheville, NC quartet, is named in spirit of the band’s ongoing love affair with the natural world. Since forming the band in 2009, musicians Ryan O'Keefe, Halli Anderson, Alex McWalters and Daniel Shearin have toured extensively, playing hundreds of shows from coast to coast and into Canada.
“Think Paul Simon; think imaginative arrangements with accents of music from around the world,” writes NPR’s Bob Boilen in his review of their latest album We All The Light. “Four ego-less musicians blend their talents on violin, guitars, drums, harmonium, cello, banjo, toy piano and (most importantly) vocal harmonies … combining exceptional songwriting talent and unexpected sounds for something truly singular.”
“It's rare to find artists who can evoke as much emotion as River Whyless," writes Paste, naming the band’s self-titled EP one of the best of 2015.
The band’s music has been described as folk-rock, nature-pop, and baroque-folk, but in the end the members of River Whyless hope only to lend craft to their passions.
Takénobu is the middle name and all encompassing artist/band name for cellist Nick Takénobu Ogawa. The name is a combination of the Japanese Kanji of his father and grandfather's names, and loosely translated means "Iron Will". He has been a touring member of Kishi Bashi and is a composer for NPR's Invisibilia, Netflix's Last Chance U, and the Netflix documentary 42 Grams by Jack Newell about michelin star chef Jake Bickelhaupt. Since 2007 he has released 5 studio albums.
In live performance Ogawa is joined by Kathryn Koch on violin and vocals. The duo use loop pedals to layer their instruments to create a modern orchestral sound and texture underneath vocal harmonies.
Kathryn Koch holds a Masters degree in Violin Performance and plays regularly with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Opera, and Chattanooga Symphony and Opera. She has toured with the Trans Siberian Orchestra and Tiny Rhymes, and appears on many film and video game soundtracks.