Please view our most up-to-date COVID-19 guidelines before entering the show: http://www.tractortavern.com/tractor-covid-guidelines In August 2019, the four members of River Whyless - Halli Anderson, Ryan OKeefe, Daniel Shearin and Alex McWalters - secluded themselves for thirty days deep in the hills outside Asheville, NC. Their intention was to make a record, the bands fourth full-length effort, and first without a producer since their 2012 debut A Stone, A Leaf, An Unfound Door. Back then, that constraint was a matter of necessity. This time, it was deliberate. Using mostly gear from Shearins recording studio, the band converted McWalters house into a multi-level homemade recording space. The basement became the control room and drum world. The main level, with its high ceilings and pine floors, was well-equipped for acoustic guitars and violin. They didnt know yet where the vocals would be tracked. In truth, they didnt know much except that they had the gear they needed, some time, and a collection of very rough-hewn demos they hoped could be shaped into something honest and cohesive.