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The Scatterlings

Member sinceNovember 13, 2017
LocationAsheville, NC
MembersElfy Kornfeld, baritone ukulele and vocals; Rick Russell, guitar; Josh Sill, mandolin; Terrell Jones, upright bass
InfluencesNatalie Merchant, Gordon Lightfoot, Blue Rodeo, Townes Van Zandt, Gillian Welch, Dream Academy, The Band, Van Morrison, Cowboy Junkies, Neil Young, John Prine
Artist Biography:
"Rustic, Rootsy, and Sunny-Side Dark"

The Scatterlings are a four-piece acoustic/Americana band based in Asheville, North Carolina. The members share a fondness for songs about heartbreak, whiskey, killings, and hangings, although they promise they are actually all very peaceable people. Many of their songs are steeped deep in local history.

The band 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. 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 in your local grocery.

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

More by The Scatterlings:

All My Friends Are Drunks
Bucket of Nails
Caroline Shipp (Choked to Death by Law)
Fire and Whiskey
Gallows Road
Get Your Dog Out of My Yard
Good Girl
Lost and Alone
Shine on Sugar Queen
The Hounds of Sheriff John
The Whiskey King

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