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About Red River Dialect

Originally formed in 2009 as the project of Cornwall-based singer/songwriter David Morris, Red River Dialect eventually expanded into a five-piece band. Drawing on the dramatic seaside geography of his native town of Falmouth, Morris self-released his pastoral, largely acoustic debut White Diamonds in 2010. The first proper release as a full band arrived two years later in 2012 with the well-received awellupontheway, which garnered comparisons to the Waterboys, the Dirty Three, Fairport Convention, and Nick Cave. It also gained them some influential new fans in M.C. Taylor (Hiss Golden Messenger) and Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance), who have since championed the band. Red River Dialect's acoustic-oriented third album, 2015's critically acclaimed Tender Gold & Gentle Blue, harkened back to the more bucolic sound of Morris' debut and dealt with themes of sadness and loss. During a subsequent U.K. tour opening for American singer/songwriter Joan Shelley, Morris began woodshedding the contemplative new material that would comprise the band's follow-up. Released in January 2018, Broken Stay Open Sky also marked their first official release for U.S. label Paradise of Bachelors, which had helped distribute their previous LP. ~ Timothy Monger

Falmouth, Cornwall, England

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