Musicians generally have wider-ranging tastes than music fans (most of whom are actually genre fans). If the disparate musicians who attend Shine Cherries shows are any indication, this band is a fast-ascending local favorite, a showcase of tender twang. Like Mazzy Star covering the Velvet Underground on a twilight front porch in the smoky hills of North Carolina, the Cherries' sound—exemplified by exquisite vocalist and glowing songwriter Michelle Collins—is not so much soft and gentle that you must
be quiet to listen, but that you want
to be quiet to listen.