Daniel Shearin is a singer, songwriter and producer living in Asheville, NC and a member of the internationally touring band River Whyless.
Growing up on a small town near the coast of North Carolina, he moved west to the mountains in 2007 to work at Echo Mountain Recording, a new but highly acclaimed studio in Asheville. In addition to his work there as a Grammy-nominated engineer, he now produces music from his own studio, Sleeping Dogs. Between the two, he has worked with bands of many genres including Band of Horses, Toubab Krewe, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, and Moves.
When working on his own music, he experiments with looped harmonium drones and other textures, instruments, and “found sounds” to accompany his singing and finger-style guitar.
Some have said Ryan Furstenberg’s voice brings to mind a cool mountain stream, or tobacco leaves swept by the Eastern North Carolina breeze. With that rich and southern accented baritone, the accomplished guitarist, banjo player and convention-bucking songwriter can’t help showing his NC roots. But Furstenberg doesn’t stay earthbound; he has spent the past decade or so performing throughout the United States and Western Europe. Both as a solo act and as half of The Moon and You – an indie folk duo based in Asheville, NC – Furstenberg is making a name for himself by never sounding quite like anyone else.