NPR Tiny Desk Concert Contest 2017 

--- My Tiny Desk Video Submission ---

"As Above, So Below" is a brand new song I've written for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert Contest - it's inspired by The Hero's Journey.

Please have a listen, share with family & friends, and wish me luck!

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.

--- 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.


LITTLE BIG FEST in DSM

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.

CHRISTMAS SHOW!

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!

UPCOMING SHOWS

Previous events

GOIN' HOME AGAIN TOUR - River Glen (full band) @ Lefty's w/ Elizabeth Moen, Courtney Krause

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

River and his band are coming to Des Moines along with Elizabeth Moen for an evening to be remembered! The wonderful Courtney Krause will open the show, so make sure to be there by 9pm!

GOIN' HOME AGAIN TOUR - River Glen (full band) @ Rozz-Tox w/ Elizabeth Moen, Erin Moore

Rozz Tox, 2108 3rd Ave, Rock Island, IL

River and his band return to Rozz-Tox in Rock Island. The amazing Erin Moore will open the show, so get there early! Elizabeth Moen will also grace the stage. See you there!

GOIN' HOME AGAIN TOUR - River Glen (full band) @ Blue Moose Tap w/ Elizabeth Moen, Waldemar

Blue Moose Tap House, 211 Iowa Ave, Iowa City, IA

River and his band will open the evening for Elizabeth Moen's album release party!

Door at 7p.m. Show at 8p.m.

Elizabeth Moen will be releasing her first, full-length vinyl record at the event with her band. The record titled "That's All I Wanted" is released via LongPlay Records.

Waldemar is a folk band from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Their new EP can be found here at http://www.waldemarmusic.com/ https://www.facebook.com/waldemarmusic/

This album release party is going to be a blast and we are very lucky to be playing with the likes of River and Waldemar! Lots of new music to hear and fun to be had! -Elizabeth

GOIN' HOME AGAIN TOUR - River Glen's Birthday Bash & EP Release Show w/ Elizabeth Moen, Waldemar

The Smokestack, 62 E. 7th Street, Dubuque, IA

River is hosting a birthday show at The Smokestack for the release of his new EP. This performance will feature Elizabeth Moen (Iowa City, IA) and Waldemar (Eau Claire, WI). NOT TO BE MISSED!

Doors at 7pm, music at 8pm.

GOIN' HOME AGAIN TOUR - River Glen Duo @ Limestone Lounge

Limestone Lounge, 320A E. 4th St, Waterloo, IA

River and Megan are returning to Limestone Lounge for what's sure to be a good time. Music starts at 8pm. If we're all lucky, perhaps chef Bryan will join in on percussion.

GOIN' HOME AGAIN TOUR - River Glen Duo @ Lock 12 Music

Lock 12 Music, 134 S Riverview Dr, Bellevue, IA

River and Megan will be performing a tantalizing mix of originals and choice covers at the unofficial birthday celebration of River's mother, Barbara. Music starts at 8pm. Come join the fun!

'Farewell NOLA' w/ Reecy Pontiff

Alombrados O.T.O., 3151 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA

--- AN EVENING OF FOLK-POP MUSIC ---

Doors - 7:00pm Music - 8:00pm $5-$10 Suggested Donation ALL AGES SHOW!

River Glen (Dubuque, IA)

"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 was born into music along the banks of the Mighty Mississippi in Dubuque, Iowa. His songwriting blends elements of Folk, Rootsy-Rock, Americana, Pop, Hip-Hop, Blues, and more... Fans often compare River's music to artists like Jackson Browne and John Prine.

Reecy Pontiff (New Orleans, LA)

Reecy got her professional start playing smutty ukulele songs in New Orleans burlesque shows. Half gypsy, half Timelord, Reecy has lived in seven time zones and wowed audiences with her brand of southern-fried vaudeville on three continents.

Her introspective songs will tear your heart in two. Her comedic songs will have you screaming along.

River Glen (solo) @ Bar Redux

Bar Redux, 801 Poland Ave, New Orleans

--- Bar Redux Presents River Glen ---

"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 was born into music along the banks of the Mighty Mississippi in Dubuque, Iowa. His songwriting blends elements of Folk, Rootsy-Rock, Americana, Pop, Hip-Hop, Blues, and more... Fans often compare River's music to artists like Jackson Browne and John Prine. River's performances are extremely honest, heartfelt, humble, inclusive, and playful to the point that not even he knows where the music might go.

Join us for intimate evening of original music - $5 cover

River Glen (solo) @ Bar Redux in New Orleans

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Bar Redux, 801 Poland Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117

Bar Redux Presents River Glen

"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 was born into music along the banks of the Mighty Mississippi in Dubuque, Iowa. His songwriting blends elements of Folk, Rootsy-Rock, Americana, Pop, Hip-Hop, Blues, and more... Fans often compare River's music to artists like Jackson Browne and John Prine. River's performances are extremely honest, heartfelt, humble, inclusive, and playful to the point that not even he knows where the music might go.

$5 cover

Join us for intimate evening of original music

River Glen w/ Harlot @ Eluminous Studios

Eluminous Studios, 1205 Industrial Dr, Saline, MI

River Glen returns to Eluminous Studios for the first time since his debut performance at the wonderful Daydream Festival this past summer. Harlot will be opening the show with their melody-driven Folk/Americana.

River Glen w/ Harlot in Chicago!!!

Studio M for Good, 1700 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL

---An evening of original Folk-Pop for your listening pleasure---

Doors: 7:30pm Music: 8:00pm Cover: $10 suggested donation

River Glen (Dubuque, Iowa) Harlot (Cincinnati, Ohio) TBD

Studio M for Good is a lovely performance space in Chicago that's perfect for an evening of acoustic music. BYOB.

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