The Wake Forest Listening Room

An Evening with River & Rail

All Ages
Friday, May 16
Doors: 6:45pm Show: 7:30pm

Grace and Alex Fincher wed in 2021, moving to Nashville, TN and establishing Indie Folk/New Bluegrass duo, “River & Rail.” They have since performied over 100 shows- opening for acts such as Willi Carlisle, Esme Patterson, and Dawson Hollow.

Possessing a voice that is equal parts haunting and agile, Grace’s songwriting quickly captivates the audience. Alex’s textural, melodic acoustic guitar and mandolin weaves in between as he adds plaintive supporting vocals. The two have crafted a rich yet close acoustic sound that leans into dynamics, nuanced embellishment, and out-of-the box musical changes.

R&R is influenced by folk pioneers Watchouse, The Milk Carton Kids, Aoife O’Donovan, and Madison Cunningham- and hearkens back to the 70’s acoustic music of Bread and Joni Mitchell.

In Nov 2023, the duo released their debut EP “Trees and other Relatives” a collection of stories mined from Grace’s lineage. Produced by Alex, the EP has amassed 75,000 streams.

River & Rail is recording their debut full-length album at the Sound Emporium, to be released Fall 2024 under Vere Music.

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