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!


Wintering in NOLA /// Spring Tour 2017 

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


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. 


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!


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.

--- Finishing Strong --- 

River Glen and the gang will be doing some pretty cool stuff before year's end - here's what you need to know...

Mini-Minnesota Tour Nov. 20th & 21st

That's right, this River's flowing North. Catch River Glen and his band @ Kathy's Pub in Rochester, MN on Friday, November 20th from 10pm-1am. If that's not enough for you, catch them again the following evening, Saturday, November 21st @ Ed's No Name Bar in Winona, MN at 9pm. This show will feature The Weathered Heads. They totally rock!

Live Concert Taping

By the requests of fans and venues alike, River has scheduled a concert to be filmed in HD. This show will feature various local artists, local youth performers, a raffle, and more! Join in the fun on Sunday, November 29th @ The Smokestack in Dubuque, IA at 3pm.


Each year the Des Moines Music Coalition hosts a competition for a performance slot at Little Big Fest and this year fans voted River Glen to victory. LBF is a wonderful chance to catch a variety of Iowa musician in one place. You should probably attend.


The day after Christmas is one of the best days to play a hometown show. With the added talent of Dan DiMonte and the Bad Assettes, this is sure to be a show so good, it'll feel like 2016 came early. Witness this happening on Saturday, December 26th @ The Lift in Dubuque, IA from 10pm-1am.

Stay tuned for exciting news regarding new music and tours in 2016!


River Glen Duo @ Lincoln Wine Bar

Lincoln Wine Bar, 125 1st Street, Mt. Vernon, IA

River and Megan are coming to entertain folks at one of the finest pizza/wine bars in existence. Come hungry, thirsty, and ready for a delightful mix of folk-pop originals and some choice cover songs. Music from 7:00pm-9:00pm.

River Glen (full band) @ Bell Tower Theater

Bell Tower Theater, 2728 Asbury Rd Stuite 242, Dubuque, IA 52001

--River Glen Band w/ Dana T--

Doors: 6:00pm Music: 7:00pm-9:00pm Tickets: $10 (All Ages Show!)

River and his band are moving out of the bar and into the theater! This seated show is sure to be the best opportunity yet to appreciate the playfulness and depth of River's lyricism as well as the monstrous, yet nuanced talent of every member of the band.


River Glen Breitbach: vocals, guitar, violin, mandolin Megan Roeth: vocals, keys Dan Padley: electric guitar Blake Shaw: upright bass Justin Leduc: drums

"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

River is a deft songwriter and powerhouse multi-instrumentalist from Dubuque, IA. His lyrically-driven music blends elements of folk, pop, rootsy-rock, blues, and hip-hop. River and his band deliver performances that are upbeat, engaging, and tasty like biscuits and gravy. As the recipient of a 2017-2018 Iowa Arts Council Fellowship 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...


It’s only hearsay, but Dana T is the bandleader for a late-night talk show that films in an alternate universe Studio 54. Carl Sagan is a guest every night. Catering is mostly dragonfruit. It’s all very casual, yet very intense.

The other rumors are true: Dana T makes delightfully odd music that “draws you in, even as it baffles you.” (Little Village Magazine, Nov. 2015). The sonic trademarks are horns and strings fighting alongside melodic, Motown bass-lines. The drumming is frenetic and the guitar parts are shape-shifting monsters, fuzzed-to-heck riffs one moment and a clean spank the next.

It’s an arrangement style that isn’t too far from early Scott Walker or the Beach Boys, but the sound itself is a lush funk, a series of ethereally pretty vocals slinging it all together on the griddle. There’s a chaotic sort of satisfaction and kismet to it all, as if questions and answers have been written on separate scraps of paper, hurled in the air, and correctly landed on top of one another. http://www.danatelsrow.com/


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