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. 


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!


Previous events

River Glen w/ Joe Stevens and Lion's Mouth @ Lefty's

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

River Glen and Joe Stevens return to rock in Des Moines. Lefty's is their new favorite venue at which to please the ears of some of their dearest fans. Lion's Mouth will be a fun surprise so mark your calendars.

River Glen w/ Erin Hedley @ The Smokestack

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

River loves to play for family, friends, and fans in his hometown. He goes the extra mile to ensure that it's a fun and memorable show. The incredibly talented Erin Hedley will blow your mind, so be there by 9pm!

River Glen w/ The Host Country & Abbie and the Sawyers

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

River Glen will perform music from his new album at this DSM release show.

Abbie and the Sawyers will start the evening off with their beautiful music.

The Host Country will close the show with their beautiful music.

River Glen CD Release Show @ Eronel

Eronel, 285 Main St., Dubuque, IA

Come one, come all for an amazing night of original music. River's new CD will be available for purchase and he will be performing it in it's entirety.

Joe Stevens will open the show and he's not to be missed, so get there early!

River Glen & Joe Stevens @ Lincoln Wine Bar

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

River Glen, Joe Stevens, and company will be making their first appearance at Lincoln Wine Bar. This intimate space is perfect for music lovers, so tell your friends to meet you there!

River Glen's Farewell Show @ Ruckus Pizza

Ruckus Pizza, 2233 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh, NC 27606

River and company will be playing their LAST SHOW IN RALEIGH before hitting the road for the summer, so bring yourself and some friends to Ruckus Pizza this Friday, May 15th at 10pm.

FREE SHOW! Age limit: All ages

River Glen @ Satellite Bar

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Satellite Bar & Lounge, 120 Greenfield St., Wilmington, NC

For their first ever show in Wilmington, NC, River and Chiron will be joined by the fantastic cajonero, An Luu!

These dudes will be throwing down some sweet jams and singing their hearts out from 9:30-11:30pm on Friday, April 10th @ satellite bar and lounge.

FREE SHOW!!! Age limit: All ages

River Glen, Jared Place, & Co.

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Brewmasters Bar & Grill, 301 W. Martin St., Raleigh, NC

Attention Raleigh, the heartland has invaded in the form of Iowa musicians River Glen, Jared Place, & Co.

These cats are bringing an eclectic mix of original tunes to Brewmasters Bar & Grill for your listening pleasure on Thursday, April 9th from 8-10pm.


FREE SHOW!!! Age limit: All ages


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