Des Moines' The River Monks Explode onto National Scene

Jan 27, 2015

In this encore episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host Ben Kieffer will chat with The River Monks.

The River Monks have been called 'wistfully harmonious' and 'mega-folk,' descriptive of their multi-layered voices and the blend of traditional folk instrumentation with a modern, broad, lush perspective. Creating huge scapes of airy atmosphere and complex, diverse rhythm, and in the same breath hushing audiences with whispered dynamics, The River Monks deliver a polished brand of melody and texture, sure to please fans of Sufjan Stevens, Fleet Foxes, Simon & Garfunkel, and The Beach Boys.

Download the podcast to find out more about the band. And stay tuned to Java Blend for more fresh brewed artists!