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Moods: Type: Acoustic Country: Americana Folk: Appalachian Folk Country: Bluegrass Folk: Folk Pop

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United States - North Carolina

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The Scatterlings

The Scatterlings, a four-piece acoustic/Americana band based in Asheville, North Carolina, play original music. The musicians share a fondness for songs about heartbreak, whiskey, killings, and hangings--though they promise they are actually all very peaceful people.

The group formed when vocalist and baritone ukulele player Elfy Kornfeld, guitarist Rick Russell, and upright bassist Terrell Jones met at The Berry Pickers, a weekly jam group in Fairview, North Carolina. Later, Elfy met mandolin player Josh Sill in the grocery store, because in Asheville you are as likely to find a bluegrass picker as a green smoothie at your local market.

But The Scatterlings sound neither bluegrassy (though there are undeniable mountain influences at play) nor green. There are, however, folk stylings, astute songwriting, textural instrumentation, and the palpable chemistry of players who are happy to have found each other.