Yes the Raven

A native of Belfast and a resident of western North Carolina, Alyn Mearns, who performs under the name of Yes the Raven, is a singer and songwriter – or to speak plainly, a bard – who’s retraced in his own life one main route by which the music of Ireland originally reached America. His own ballads owe much to both countries, and in them some of the elementary powers of poetry and music – to hush and entrance, to acknowledge, to lament, supplicate, and praise – come together in a very memorable way.