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.

--- 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

River Glen @ Big Grove

Big Grove Brewery & Taproom, 1225 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, Iowa

FREE SHOW!

"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 Glen and his band create original music that playfully combines elements of folk, pop, rock, blues, and hip-hop. As the frontman, River's multi-instrumental talents a witty lyricism keep performances fresh, upbeat, and appealing to listeners of all ages. In July, River was awarded the 2017-2018 Iowa Arts Council Fellowship for music, a grant which will assist in the recording of his third studio album. To find upcoming performances of River solo or with his full band, visit www.RiverGlenMusic.com

Toronto Backyard Show

Roncesvalles Ave

Beautiful music in a beautiful backyard.

Come enjoy the folky, fresh musical stylings of 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 Glen, a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter from Dubuque, Iowa, creates original lyrically-driven music that playfully combines elements of folk, pop, rock, blues, and hip-hop. River was born in 1989 at Four Mounds along the Mississippi River (after which he is named). He began his musical career at the age of 2 on the violin. River's performances are extremely honest, heartfelt, humble, and inclusive. As the recipient of the 2017-2018 Iowa Arts Council Fellowship for music, River continues to proudly represent his home state by bringing his brand of Iowa Grown Folk-Pop to Toronto for this special show. Visit www.RiverGlenMusic.com to find his music, videos, and upcoming performances of River solo or with his full band.

$15 donation // PWYC

Music starts at 5

BYOB

Address will be provided the week of the show.

An Evening with River Glen

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

"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 Glen (Iowa, USA) returns to The Root Cellar's upstairs venue, Taproot, for an evening of original folk-pop music.

DOORS: 7:30PM MUSIC: 8:00PM TICKETS: $10 suggested donation

Food and drink will be available for purchase from the Taproot bar.

RIVER GLEN: River, a powerhouse multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, makes lyrically driven music that blends elements of Folk, Pop, Rock, Blues, and Hip-Hop. His performances are extremely honest, heartfelt, humble, and inclusive. As the recipient of the 2017-2018 Iowa Arts Council Fellowship for music, River continues to proudly represent his home state by bringing his brand of Iowa Grown Folk-Pop to Canada for this special performance.

Music, videos, and more at www.RiverGlenMusic.com

River Glen w/ members of The Blackberry Bushes

Salt Hill Pub - Hanover, 7 Lebanon St, Hanover, NH 03755

FREE SHOW!!!

"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 Glen, a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter from Dubuque, Iowa, creates original music that playfully combines elements of folk, pop, rock, blues, and hip-hop. As the recipient of the 2017-2018 Iowa Arts Council Fellowship for music, River continues to proudly represent his home state by bringing his brand of Iowa Grown Folk-Pop to New England for the first time. River will be joined by members of Hartford's own sizzling stringband, The Blackberry Bushes.

www.RiverGlenMusic.com

River Glen w/ members of The Blackberry Bushes

Salt Hill Pub - West Leb, 5 Airport Rd, West Lebanon, NH 03784

FREE SHOW!!!

"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 Glen, a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter from Dubuque, Iowa, creates original music that playfully combines elements of folk, pop, rock, blues, and hip-hop. As the recipient of the 2017-2018 Iowa Arts Council Fellowship for music, River continues to proudly represent his home state by bringing his brand of Iowa Grown Folk-Pop to New England for the first time. River will be joined by members of Hartford's own sizzling stringband, The Blackberry Bushes.

www.RiverGlenMusic.com

River Glen at Creative Capital Workshop

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Private Event, Des Moines, IA

River has been awarded an Iowa Arts Council Fellowship Grant for 2017-2018 and the Creative Capital Workshop is a conference which River will be attending along with the other grant recipients to do some continued learning about the business side of making art.

GOIN' HOME AGAIN TOUR - River Glen (full band) @ The Cornerstone w/ Elizabeth Moen

The Cornerstone, 125 N. Main Street, Galena, IL

River and his band return to The Cornerstone for the final show of their Goin' Home Again Tour. Elizabeth Moen opens, so don't miss this final chance to hear some incredible Folk-Pop music from two Iowa artists.

GOIN' HOME AGAIN TOUR - River Glen (full band) @ Octopus Bar w/ Elizabeth Moen

Octopus Bar, 2205 College Street, Cedar Falls, IA

River and his band return to Octopus Bar on College Hill in Cedar Falls for an evening. Elizabeth Moen will also be performing, so tell your friends in the Cedar Valley not to miss this wonderful evening of music.

GOIN' HOME AGAIN TOUR - River Glen (full band) @ The Arbor Bar w/ Elizabeth Moen, The Parker Band

The Arbor Bar, 60 W Burlington, Fairfield, IA

River and his band are heading to Fairfield with Elizabeth Moen to rock for an evening at Arbor Bar. The Parker Band will open the show.

GOIN' HOME AGAIN TOUR - River Glen (full band) w/ Elizabeth Moen @ Studio M for Good

Studio M for Good, 2200 W. Grand, Chicago, IL

River and his band are coming to Chicago with Elizabeth Moen to throw down for an evening at Studio M for Good. It's a great place for live music and you'll want to be there!

GOIN' HOME AGAIN TOUR - River Glen (full band) @ The Brink w/ Elizabeth Moen

The Brink, 701 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI

River and his band will hit the road again with Elizabeth Moen for their second show at The Brink in Madison. It's a great venue for live music and is sure to be a fun evening!

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

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