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 ---


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!


Previous events

River Glen's first First Friday

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BREW, 111 Seaboard Ave, Suite 116, Raleigh, North Carolina 27604

River and Kaylee are excited to perform for you at BREW, Raleigh's best coffee bar.

Come celebrate from 6pm-9pm with live music, local art, free food samples and $1 off draft beers!

Amaris Photography will have works featured.

Deep River Brewing Company from Clayton will be slinging $1 off drafts of their Backcountry Black IPA and Twisted River Wit!


The Blackberry Bushes (with River on upright bass)

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Eronel, 285 Main St., Dubuque, IA

The Blackberry Bushes (from Seattle) are touring through the midwest, so naturally they're stopping to rock Dubuque for an evening. Their music is upbeat and engaging. River will be sitting in on upright bass.

FREE SHOW Age limit: 21+

River Glen & Nate Jenkins

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

This will be the first of a couple speacial shows in which Nate Jenkins (of Cranes/Vultures) and River will colaborate to deliver a not-to-be-missed performance that will showcase each artist as a songwriter and performer.

FREE SHOW Age limit: 21+ or w/adult


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