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Hold me down,
So you can see,
The painted ground,
And we’ll be free.

Cross the land,
Just to look,
String a can,
With a child’s hope.

Go home now...

You’re a carnival of leaves,
Could you settle down for me?
You’re a Carnival of leaves,
Would you ask the same of me?


from A Stone, A Leaf, An Unfound Door, released January 10, 2012
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River Whyless Asheville, North Carolina

“River Whyless is at its best on its rhythmic indie-rock numbers which they make their own with layers of fiddle, [and] tasteful percussion… Handclaps, shakers and a simple bassline on a vocal break in “Pigeon Feathers” is a high point. O’Keefe’s reedy, at times aching lead vocal is pleasantly raw and poignant, and well-matched by the sweetness of Anderson’s lyric contributions.” –Mountain Express ... more


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