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Loamlands On World Cafe

The North Carolina band's music has evolved from folk-punk beginnings toward a classic-rock sound. Watch Kym Register's powerful performance of "Little River."
With this session, the band Loamlands - which hails from North Carolina and has singer and songwriter Kym Register at its center - makes its World Cafe debut. The band's debut album, Sweet High Rise, represents two very important changes for Register's songwriting. First, Loamlands' music has evolved from its folk-punk beginnings toward a classic-rock sound as Register realized they actually loved the kinds of music that most punks might scorn.

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