A DO-NOT-MISS LIVESTREAM CONCERT! 

WE ARE HERE - A CELEBRATION OF IOWA MUSIC 
The pandemic has had a devastating impact on America's arts sector and has asked that artists pivot and adapt their efforts. And that's exactly why this event was created; to demonstrate and deliver a top-notch, standard-bearing livestream concert that showcases a variety of artists from across Iowa! 

The mission of this free-to-all performance is to promote awareness about "the mental health benefits that the arts provide to the public by combating the ill effects of isolation and loneliness associated with COVID-19" (Americans for the Arts) and to deliver a call to action to music lovers in Iowa and beyond about the importance of actively engaging with and supporting the local/regional artists whom they love as these artists adapt their art-making in response to our current constraints. 

This event is made possible with generous support and funding from the Iowa Arts Council: https://iowaculture.gov/arts

WATCH THE EVENT HERE: https://fb.me/e/1x2hXuslO

Weekly Car Concerts! 

That's right, folks, every Monday at 12PM CST you can watch me perform live from my car via Facebook Live! 

Just go to my music page (www.facebook.com/RiverGlenMusic) and 'like' the page in order to receive notifications and updates.

Furthermore, each week's performance will be based on a theme that is suggested by you and other members of the audience. It's lots of fun and I hope you'll make a habit of joining me!

"Press On" 

Times are strange for a music maker. While holed up for this winter I'm releasing some new material with the help of an app that let's me be a whole band. Also, songs in 3/4 time are underrepresented today, so here's one called "Press On". 

 

KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN!!! 

RIVER GLEN & 50 IOWA ARTISTS!

Hello everyone! River here. This past year I received the honor of being named a 2017-2018 Iowa Arts Council Fellow. In this role I am advocating for creating music that is communal and truly Iowa-grown. I am working to create an album of music that will feature over 50 Iowa artists from across the state. In a sense, it will serve as a sonic snapshot of the multitude of voices and musical traditions that exist across Iowa. I believe that art is community and I want to showcase many of the current and former Iowa-based artists who I've learned from and grown alongside during these past 25 years. 

In order to book recording time for these artists, and to pay them for their time and talent, I ask each of you to contribute to raise $7,000. Crowdfunding efforts such as this have become an essential part of funding projects in the art world, so I'm calling on you to share this campaign and contribute what you're able. For many, this means pitching in $20 to purchase yourself a copy of this album in advance. For those of you who can play an even bigger role, please contribute more. I've made it worth your while as you'll see on my Kickstarter page

 

Love to you all. 

-River

Our 2018 submission for... 

NPR's Tiny Desk Contest!
 

It's a pleasure to present to you our submission for NPR's Tiny Desk Contest 2018. "As Above, So Below" is a song loosely inspired by the concept of The Hero's Journey. We recorded this live performance in the recital hall of the Voxman music building at the University of Iowa and were very blessed to work alongside the talents of Joshua De Lanoit (videographer) and James Edel (sound engineer) to capture this magic so we could share it with you. Please enjoy, share this video, and check out our upcoming performances to experience our music in-person. Much love to all!

-River

Wintering in NOLA /// Spring Tour 2017 

--- I Found my Heart in New Orleans ---

BUSKING!!!

I spent a great deal of my childhood busking on the streets of Galena, IL with my family and it has been a wonderful return to my roots to be in NOLA busking daily in the French Quarter. 

RECORDING!!!

I am so happy to announce that I am recording a new EP during my time here in New Orleans. It's my first foray into self-recording and will be a pleasure to share with the world when I release it in May.

--- Goin' Home Again Tour 2017 ---

I have put together my biggest, boldest tour to date and am honored to be teaming up with Elizabeth Moen (Iowa City, IA) for a run of shows through the midwest in May/June of this year. Details to come, but look for us in:

Bellevue, IA
Waterloo, IA
Iowa City, IA
Dubuque, IA
Cedar Rapids, IA
Davenport, IA
Des Moines, IA
Madison, WI
Galena, IL
Chicago, IL
And more...

Stay tune, y'all. 2017 is going to be a great year of music!

-River

September & October Shows! 

I'm sure many a touring musician will agree with me that fall is a beautiful time to hit the road and play some shows. I'm blessed to be able to do it again this year and am eager to return to fans and friends alike at shows in:

Hazel Green, WI
Clarks Grove, MN
Galena, IL
Prairie de Chien, WI
Davenport, IA
Webster City, IA
Cincinnati, OH
Athens, OH
Saline, MI

Surprise! November Shows:

Des Moines, IA
Iowa City, IA
Dubuque, IA

Find tour information --> Here!

June & July Shows! 

Hey folks,

I hope you're all having a great start to your summer. Just letting you know that I have some shows coming up and that I hope you'll come check out the new sounds being created by myself and the wonderfully talented musicians who will be joining me for my Summer Tour 2016. Come join us at the following performances:

6/16 in Iowa City, IA @ The Mill (9pm)
6/17 in Dubuque, IA @ The Lift (Early All Ages show 6pm)
6/17 in Dubuque, IA @ The Lift (10pm)
6/19 in Des Moines, IA @ Lefty's Live Music (6pm)
6/24 in Dubuque, IA @ Town Clock Plaza (12pm w/ Molly Morris!)
6/25 in Galena, IL @ The Cornerstone (8pm w/ Molly Morris!)
6/27 in Chicago, IL @ Corrib Pub (7pm w/ Molly Morris!)
7/2 in Akron, OH @ Mustard Seed Market (6pm w/ Molly Morris!)

For updates, please 'like' my music page on Facebook.

UPCOMING SHOWS

Previous events

CAR CONCERTS (with a new theme each week!)

Free Live-Stream Concert on YouTube

Every Monday at 12PM CDT River live-streams a Car Concert on his YouTube page. These Car Concerts are audience-driven; you suggest the theme, you request songs that fit the theme, and then River learns them up and sings them for you. Pretty good deal, huh? Don't miss out, join the fun every Monday!

RIVER STREAMS: Our War on Everything

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On Saturday, May 8th at 7pm CDT River will live-stream a full-length performance of his original music on his YouTube channel: www.YouTube.com/RiverGlenMusic. This performance will feature brand new music, some of River's older songs, and will explore and wonder about how our dominant western culture feels the need to declare war on so many different things.

CAR CONCERTS (with a new theme each week!)

Free Live-Stream Concert on YouTube

Every Monday at 12PM CDT River live-streams a Car Concert on his YouTube page. These Car Concerts are audience-driven; you suggest the theme, you request songs that fit the theme, and then River learns them up and sings them for you. Pretty good deal, huh? Don't miss out, join the fun every Monday!

CAR CONCERTS (with a new theme each week!)

Free Live-Stream Concert on YouTube

Every Monday at 12PM CDT River live-streams a Car Concert on his YouTube page. These Car Concerts are audience-driven; you suggest the theme, you request songs that fit the theme, and then River learns them up and sings them for you. Pretty good deal, huh? Don't miss out, join the fun every Monday!

CAR CONCERTS (with a new theme each week!)

Free Live-Stream Concert on YouTube

Every Monday at 12PM CDT River live-streams a Car Concert on his YouTube page. These Car Concerts are audience-driven; you suggest the theme, you request songs that fit the theme, and then River learns them up and sings them for you. Pretty good deal, huh? Don't miss out, join the fun every Monday!

CAR CONCERTS (with a new theme each week!)

Free Live-Stream Concert on YouTube

Every Monday at 12PM CDT River live-streams a Car Concert on his YouTube page. These Car Concerts are audience-driven; you suggest the theme, you request songs that fit the theme, and then River learns them up and sings them for you. Pretty good deal, huh? Don't miss out, join the fun every Monday!

CAR CONCERTS (with a new theme each week!)

Free Live-Stream Concert on YouTube

Every Monday at 12PM CDT River live-streams a Car Concert on his YouTube page. These Car Concerts are audience-driven; you suggest the theme, you request songs that fit the theme, and then River learns them up and sings them for you. Pretty good deal, huh? Don't miss out, join the fun every Monday!

CAR CONCERTS (with a new theme each week!)

Free Live-Stream Concert on YouTube

Every Monday at 12PM CDT River live-streams a Car Concert on his YouTube page. These Car Concerts are audience-driven; you suggest the theme, you request songs that fit the theme, and then River learns them up and sings them for you. Pretty good deal, huh? Don't miss out, join the fun every Monday!

CAR CONCERTS (with a new theme each week!)

Free Live-Stream Concert on YouTube

Every Monday at 12PM CDT River live-streams a Car Concert on his YouTube page. These Car Concerts are audience-driven; you suggest the theme, you request songs that fit the theme, and then River learns them up and sings them for you. Pretty good deal, huh? Don't miss out, join the fun every Monday!

CAR CONCERTS (with a new theme each week!)

Free Live-Stream Concert on YouTube

Every Monday at 12PM CDT River live-streams a Car Concert on his YouTube page. These Car Concerts are audience-driven; you suggest the theme, you request songs that fit the theme, and then River learns them up and sings them for you. Pretty good deal, huh? Don't miss out, join the fun every Monday!

CAR CONCERTS (with a new theme each week!)

Free Live-Stream Concert on YouTube

Every Monday at 12PM CDT River live-streams a Car Concert on his YouTube page. These Car Concerts are audience-driven; you suggest the theme, you request songs that fit the theme, and then River learns them up and sings them for you. Pretty good deal, huh? Don't miss out, join the fun every Monday!

CAR CONCERTS (with a new theme each week!)

Free Live-Stream Concert on YouTube

Every Monday at 12PM CDT River live-streams a Car Concert on his YouTube page. These Car Concerts are audience-driven; you suggest the theme, you request songs that fit the theme, and then River learns them up and sings them for you. Pretty good deal, huh? Don't miss out, join the fun every Monday!

CAR CONCERTS (with a new theme each week!)

Free Live-Stream Concert on YouTube

Every Monday at 12PM CDT River live-streams a Car Concert on his YouTube page. These Car Concerts are audience-driven; you suggest the theme, you request songs that fit the theme, and then River learns them up and sings them for you. Pretty good deal, huh? Don't miss out, join the fun every Monday!

#NotChasingPerfection

Free Live-Stream Concert on Facebook

Hello, good people. I invite you to experience some live music as part of an audience that will be encouraged to engage directly with the artist (meee!) to help steer the proceedings and even assist in creating some of the content of the performance. I'm gonna play some new songs, I'll take your requests, and I'm gonna ask y'all to help me create some #MicroSongs. You give ideas and I turn them into songs right in front of your eyes. It's something I've done around many a campfire to entertain, we'll see how it translates to this type of format. It'll be a fun time. #NotChasingPerfection.

River Glen Band w/ Jes & Jakob, Joe Stevens & Megan Bee

Convivium Urban Farmstead, 2811 Jackson St, Dubuque, IA 52001

--- An Evening of Original Folk/Folk-Pop/Americana Music ---

COVER: $10 DOORS: 5:00pm MUSIC: 5:30pm-8:00pm

RIVER GLEN TRIO

"His words and vocals are reminiscent of Brett Dennen, from the idealism and social commentary to the balladeer crooning and wide tonal range." - Julien's Journal www.RiverGlenMusic.com

JES & JAKOB

“This Modern acoustic group pairs a love for traditional genius with innovative instincts. The result is a fresh, cohesive catalog of music distinguished by playful twang, artful arrangements, and tight, thick harmonies." - Northwest Music Scene

www.JesRaymond.com

JOE STEVENS & MEGAN BEE

“There's a yearning, freight-train-hopping, propulsive energy to many of their songs that suggests not only an indie-band road tour, but the road to one's true identity, a destination on a map still being written.” - Huffington Post www.JoeStevensMusic.com

"Bee’s latest album feels like a drive through the area’s modest hills, sipping well water from a tin dipper to take away the taste of those dusty roads." - No Depression Magazine www.MeganBeeMusic.com

River Glen Trio w/ Jes & Jakob, Joe Stevens & Megan Bee

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Lefty's, 2307 University Ave, Des Moines, IA

--- An Evening of Original Folk/Folk-Pop/Americana Music ---

COVER: $10 DOORS: 9:00pm MUSIC: 9:30pm-Midnight

RIVER GLEN TRIO

"His words and vocals are reminiscent of Brett Dennen, from the idealism and social commentary to the balladeer crooning and wide tonal range." - Julien's Journal www.RiverGlenMusic.com

JES & JAKOB

“This Modern acoustic group pairs a love for traditional genius with innovative instincts. The result is a fresh, cohesive catalog of music distinguished by playful twang, artful arrangements, and tight, thick harmonies." - Northwest Music Scene

www.JesRaymond.com

JOE STEVENS & MEGAN BEE

“There's a yearning, freight-train-hopping, propulsive energy to many of their songs that suggests not only an indie-band road tour, but the road to one's true identity, a destination on a map still being written.” - Huffington Post www.JoeStevensMusic.com

"Bee’s latest album feels like a drive through the area’s modest hills, sipping well water from a tin dipper to take away the taste of those dusty roads." - No Depression Magazine www.MeganBeeMusic.com

River Glen Trio w/ Jes & Jakob, Joe Stevens & Megan Bee

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Trumpet Blossom Cafe, 310 E Prentiss St, Iowa City, IA 52240

--- An Evening of Original Folk/Folk-Pop/Americana Music ---

COVER: $8 DOORS: 8:30pm MUSIC: 9pm-11:30pm

RIVER GLEN TRIO

"His words and vocals are reminiscent of Brett Dennen, from the idealism and social commentary to the balladeer crooning and wide tonal range." - Julien's Journal www.RiverGlenMusic.com

JES & JAKOB

“This Modern acoustic group pairs a love for traditional genius with innovative instincts. The result is a fresh, cohesive catalog of music distinguished by playful twang, artful arrangements, and tight, thick harmonies." - Northwest Music Scene

www.JesRaymond.com

JOE STEVENS & MEGAN BEE

“There's a yearning, freight-train-hopping, propulsive energy to many of their songs that suggests not only an indie-band road tour, but the road to one's true identity, a destination on a map still being written.” - Huffington Post www.JoeStevensMusic.com

"Bee’s latest album feels like a drive through the area’s modest hills, sipping well water from a tin dipper to take away the taste of those dusty roads." - No Depression Magazine www.MeganBeeMusic.com

River Glen @ Taproot in London

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Taproot (above The Root Cellar), 623 Dundas Street, London, Ontario

--- An Evening of Original Music with River Glen ---

LOCATION: Taproot (above The Root Cellar) COVER: $10 DOORS: 7:00pm MUSIC: 7:30pm

River Glen Breitbach is a deft songwriter and powerhouse multi-instrumentalist from Dubuque, Iowa, USA. His lyrically-driven music blends elements of folk, pop, rootsy-rock, blues, and hip-hop. As the recipient of a 2017-2018 Iowa Arts Council Fellowship Grant and the 2018-2019 IAC Art Project Grant, River continues to proudly represent his home state by bringing his brand of Iowa Grown Folk-Pop to audiences across the Greater Midwest, the Northeast, and Canada. Visit www.RiverGlenMusic.com for upcoming performances, music, videos, and more...

River Glen (solo) @ IC OktoberFest

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Downtown Iowa City

River is rocking the opening set for this year's OktoberFest in Iowa City. Come hang with bunch of good people!

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