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River Glen & Band w/ Sophie Coyote at Smokestack

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Smokestack, 62 E 7th St, Dubuque, IA

Final show of the year for River Glen & Band, so don't miss out!! DOORS: 7:30pm MUSIC: 8:00pm Admission: $15 at the door. SOPHIE COYOTE: Sophie Ann Tootelian aka “Sophie Coyote'' is a singer/ songwriter from the small mid-western town of Waddam’s Grove, Illinois. Born in a one hundred and twenty year old farm house on seven acres of land surrounded by rolling fields. She was raised on a broad range of musical influences that include Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, Johnny cash and many more. This open mind of influence has led to a songwriting style that is reminiscent of the raw and honest age of music; lyrically driven with interesting stories and unique twists and word-play. ​Her recent releases include the single "Coyote Queen", the music video "Venom", and a live recorded E.P. titled “Indigo Child”. Find more at www.sophiecoyote.com.

RIVER GLEN & BAND: River Glen and his band are a powerhouse of talent and their love of performance is palpable. They command audiences with a comfortable confidence as they playfully blend elements of folk, pop, rock, jazz, and more…always with tasty grooves and clever rhymes. River’s songwriting strikes a delicate balance of pop-appeal and lyrical substance, often critiquing modern pop-culture through the lens of familiar, traditional folk themes. In 2017, River was named an Iowa Arts Council Fellow for his music. While serving in this honorary position he began work on “As Above, So Below”, an album of original music featuring more than 150 singers/musicians, almost entirely from his home state of Iowa. The album “As Above, So Below” as well as additional information about River’s music, videos, and Car Concerts can be found at www.RiverGlenMusic.com.

River Glen & Band w/ Young The Lion at Ideal Theater & Bar

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Ideal Theater & Bar, 213 16th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA

River Glen & Band w/ Young The Lion LIVE at Ideal Theater & Bar... DOORS: 7:45pm MUSIC: 8:30pm TICKETS: $10 ADV / $15 Day of Show YOUNG THE LION: Kelsey Madsen (Vocals) Ryan Phelan (Guitar) Sean Donaldson (Bass) L.D. Kidd (Percussion) www.youngthelion.com RIVER GLEN & BAND: River Glen and his band are a powerhouse of talent and their love of performance is palpable. They command audiences with a comfortable confidence as they playfully blend elements of folk, pop, rock, jazz, and more…always with tasty grooves and clever rhymes. River’s songwriting strikes a delicate balance of pop-appeal and lyrical substance, often critiquing modern pop-culture through the lens of familiar, traditional folk themes. In 2017, River was named an Iowa Arts Council Fellow for his music. While serving in this honorary position he began work on “As Above, So Below”, an album of original music featuring more than 150 singers/musicians, almost entirely from his home state of Iowa. The album “As Above, So Below” as well as additional information about River’s music, videos, and Car Concerts can be found at www.RiverGlenMusic.com.

$10 In Advance, $15 Day of Show

River Glen LIVE at BIT Brewery

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BIT Brewery, 26 N 4th St, Central City, IA

River is making his debut at BIT Brewery after hearing many a kind word from his fellow Iowa songwriters who've performed there this past year. River plays from 7:00pm-9:30pm, so come ready to enjoy some well-crafted folk-pop & folk-rock music!

RIVER GLEN: River’s songwriting strikes a delicate balance of pop-appeal and lyrical substance. He playfully blends folk, pop, and rock, always with tasty grooves and clever rhymes. Every performance is an opportunity to showcase his proficiency in guitar, violin, and mandolin, alongside powerhouse vocals. In 2017, River was named Fellow by the Iowa Arts Council. While serving in this honorary position, River began work on “As Above, So Below”, an album of original music featuring over one hundred and fifty singers/musicians, almost entirely from his home state of Iowa. “As Above, So Below” was released on May 1st, 2023. More information about River’s original music, videos, etc…can be found at www.RiverGlenMusic.com.

River Glen LIVE at The Tavern

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The Tavern, 205 W Blackhawk Ave, Prairie Du Chien

River returns to The Tavern after a hiatus of several years. Come for the lousy service, stay for the amazing original music from 8pm-12am. RIVER GLEN: River’s songwriting strikes a delicate balance of pop-appeal and lyrical substance. He playfully blends folk, pop, and rock, always with tasty grooves and clever rhymes. Every performance is an opportunity to showcase his proficiency in guitar, violin, and mandolin, alongside powerhouse vocals. In 2017, River was named Fellow by the Iowa Arts Council. While serving in this honorary position, River began work on “As Above, So Below”, an album of original music featuring over one hundred and fifty singers/musicians, almost entirely from his home state of Iowa. “As Above, So Below” was released on May 1st, 2023. More information about River’s original music, videos, etc…can be found at www.RiverGlenMusic.com.

Stories in Song Tour DES MOINES

Dogpatch Urban Gardens, 5085 Meredith Dr, Des Moines, IA

Join us in our greenhouse space on Saturday, November 4th for a listening show featuring River Glen, Joel Sires and his Street Companions, Abbie Sawyer with Blake Van Houten, and Ryne Doughty.

Doors will open at 5:30. Music begins at 6:30. Each musician will play a 30-minute set and the acts will play in this order:

River Glen Joel Sires and his Street Companions Abbie Sawyer with Blake Van Houten Ryne Doughty

$35

Stories in Song Tour CEDAR FALLS

Octopus College Hill, 2205 College St, Cedar Falls, IA

Stories in Song Tour 2023 comes to Octopus College Hill in Cedar Falls, IA! Doors: 8 pm Music: 9 pm Tickets: $10 at the door An evening of fine-crafted songwriting and storytelling by some of Iowa's hardest working singer-songwriters. FEATURING... Joel Sires, Jacob Lampman & Slam Stover (Cedar Falls) River Glen w/ Blake Shaw (Dubuque/Iowa City) Abbie Sawyer (Des Moines). JOEL SIRES: Joel Sires never gives up, even when he probably should. A goofy, good natured blockhead, Sires is equivalent to Charlie Brown, had he played guitar instead of baseball. Putting his own twist on the tried and true folk formula and emerging a delightful and engaging left of center singer songwriter. Having performed on renowned stages coast to coast including SXSW in Austin, Texas, and the iconic CBGBs in New York, Sires has established himself as a commanding live performer, connecting with audiences through heartfelt, funny and funky performances. Over the years he has garnered attention from publications such as Paste and Spin Magazine. Combining elements of nostalgia with a touch of humor, his songs tug at the heartstrings while simultaneously shooting the listener a playful wink. https://www.joelsires.com/ RIVER GLEN W/ BLAKE SHAW: River’s songwriting strikes a delicate balance of pop-appeal and lyrical substance. From wonderings about love, family, and belonging, to the celebration of death and loss as a natural part of life, River critiques modern pop-culture through the lens of familiar, traditional folk themes. Always with tasty grooves and clever rhymes. He holds audiences with a comfortable confidence as he shares his original music, playfully blending elements of folk, pop, and rock. Every performance is an opportunity to showcase his proficiency in guitar, violin, and mandolin, alongside powerhouse vocals. www.riverglenmusic.com ABBIE SAWYER: Abbie Sawyer is a Des Moines-based singer-songwriter who embraces listeners with mesmerizing warmth and optimism, heartfelt delivery and soul-stirring lyrics. Her latest solo album, “Love is a Flood,” illuminates her experiences of motherhood, including postpartum anxiety and depression, joy and healing. https://www.abbiesawyer.com/

Stories in Song Tour DUBUQUE

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Fox Den Motel, 920 Main St, Dubuque, IA

Stories in Song Tour 2023 comes to DUBUQUE! 7:00pm DOORS 7:30pm MUSIC Tickets $15: https://brushfire.com/foxdenmotel/riverglen/561305 An evening of fine-crafted songwriting and storytelling by some of Iowa's hardest working singer-songwriters. FEATURING... Joel Sires & his Street Companions (Cedar Falls) River Glen w/ Dan Padley (Dubuque/Iowa City) Abbie Sawyer (Des Moines).

JOEL SIRES & HIS STREET COMPANIONS: Joel Sires never gives up, even when he probably should. A goofy, good natured blockhead, Sires is equivalent to Charlie Brown, had he played guitar instead of baseball. Putting his own twist on the tried and true folk formula and emerging a delightful and engaging left of center singer songwriter. Having performed on renowned stages coast to coast including SXSW in Austin, Texas, and the iconic CBGBs in New York, Sires has established himself as a commanding live performer, connecting with audiences through heartfelt, funny and funky performances. Over the years he has garnered attention from publications such as Paste and Spin Magazine. Combining elements of nostalgia with a touch of humor, his songs tug at the heartstrings while simultaneously shooting the listener a playful wink. https://www.joelsires.com/

RIVER GLEN W/ DAN PADLEY: River’s songwriting strikes a delicate balance of pop-appeal and lyrical substance. From wonderings about love, family, and belonging, to the celebration of death and loss as a natural part of life, River critiques modern pop-culture through the lens of familiar, traditional folk themes. Always with tasty grooves and clever rhymes. He holds audiences with a comfortable confidence as he shares his original music, playfully blending elements of folk, pop, and rock. Every performance is an opportunity to showcase his proficiency in guitar, violin, and mandolin, alongside powerhouse vocals. www.riverglenmusic.com

ABBIE SAWYER: Abbie Sawyer is a Des Moines-based singer-songwriter who embraces listeners with mesmerizing warmth and optimism, heartfelt delivery and soul-stirring lyrics. Her latest solo album, “Love is a Flood,” illuminates her experiences of motherhood, including postpartum anxiety and depression, joy and healing. https://www.abbiesawyer.com/

$15

Stories in Song Tour IOWA CITY

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Trumpet Blossom Cafe, 310 E Prentiss St, Iowa City, IA

Stories in Song Tour 2023 comes to Trumpet Blossom Cafe in IOWA CITY! Doors: 8:30pm Music: 9:15pm Tickets: $15 at the door An evening of fine-crafted songwriting and storytelling by some of Iowa's hardest working singer-songwriters. FEATURING... Joel Sires & his Street Companions (Cedar Falls) River Glen w/ Dan Padley (Dubuque/Iowa City) Abbie Sawyer (Des Moines).

JOEL SIRES & HIS STREET COMPANIONS: Joel Sires never gives up, even when he probably should. A goofy, good natured blockhead, Sires is equivalent to Charlie Brown, had he played guitar instead of baseball. Putting his own twist on the tried and true folk formula and emerging a delightful and engaging left of center singer songwriter. Having performed on renowned stages coast to coast including SXSW in Austin, Texas, and the iconic CBGBs in New York, Sires has established himself as a commanding live performer, connecting with audiences through heartfelt, funny and funky performances. Over the years he has garnered attention from publications such as Paste and Spin Magazine. Combining elements of nostalgia with a touch of humor, his songs tug at the heartstrings while simultaneously shooting the listener a playful wink. https://www.joelsires.com/

RIVER GLEN W/ DAN PADLEY: River’s songwriting strikes a delicate balance of pop-appeal and lyrical substance. From wonderings about love, family, and belonging, to the celebration of death and loss as a natural part of life, River critiques modern pop-culture through the lens of familiar, traditional folk themes. Always with tasty grooves and clever rhymes. He holds audiences with a comfortable confidence as he shares his original music, playfully blending elements of folk, pop, and rock. Every performance is an opportunity to showcase his proficiency in guitar, violin, and mandolin, alongside powerhouse vocals. www.riverglenmusic.com

ABBIE SAWYER: Abbie Sawyer is a Des Moines-based singer-songwriter who embraces listeners with mesmerizing warmth and optimism, heartfelt delivery and soul-stirring lyrics. Her latest solo album, “Love is a Flood,” illuminates her experiences of motherhood, including postpartum anxiety and depression, joy and healing. https://www.abbiesawyer.com/

River Glen on The Tuesday Jukebox (a live-stream concert)

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Hanover Strings

River will be the featured guest artist on The Tuesday Jukebox, a podcast concert series. He'll be joining forces with his brother, Jakob, and his sister, Jes Raymond, to deliver what's sure to be an entertaining and heartfelt evening of music. So don't miss it! Purchase your ticket and help spread the word. Here's the link to share: https://www.hereinthevalley.org/tuesday-jukebox

River Glen trio w/ Jolie Smith (live-stream)

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Annesley Church in Markdale

Music in Middle Grey presents

River Glen Trio in Concert

With more than thirty years performing experience, River demonstrates his cool confidence and earnest passion for entertaining audiences of all ages. This concert will take listeners through some foundational pillars of folk music, the heartbreak and loss, humour and satire, and eventually gratitude for community and life itself. With the support of Hamilton's own Brian Scarth on electric guitar and Steve Matheson on hand drums and percussion, this trio will have audience members tapping their toes to the music. But first, Jolie Smith will appeal to tender hearts with her sweet, crooning style.

Oct7

River Glen Trio LIVE at Music Night on Jupiter

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Music Night on Jupiter, 4314 Rosanna Dr , Allison Park, PA

We first met Iowan River Glen when he was touring the country with our friend Joe Stevens. River performed with Joe at the first iteration of the Cellar at Pittsburgh Winery, and we were blown away by his multi-instrumental abilities, singing and songwriting. Since then, we have run across River in locations far distant from Pittsburgh, including New Orleans where River played violin in a special ensemble piece commissioned by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Let's just say the man can play.

We are very happy to finally be able to bring River back to Western PA. Recently, River has completed "As Above, So Below." a concept album featuring over 150 (!!) musicians from Iowa. Not to let the cat out of the bag, but we understand that the recording is in line for a very prestigious honor (to be announced soon). Take a listen and you will understand why. River's quartet will be performing selections from the new album, featuring cajon, upright bass, guitar, violin, mandolin , and powerhouse vocal harmonies. Maybe the best part: The Quartet features Pittsburgh's own Nicole Steele on percussion. MNOJ loves Nicole.

We hope to present the band outside on the Hay Wagon Stage. We will only fill 40 adult slots in advance as a hedge against bad weather. If Mother Nature cooperates we will open more slots closer to the day of the party. If it is wet we will move indoors. If we are outside, kids under 18 attend free with their adults. This is not a food event - so eat beforehand - but feel free to bring snacks. BYO bottles and chairs/blankets.

100% of contributions are paid forward to the performers and sound tech. Support live local music!

Celebrate Life!

Tim

River Glen Trio LIVE at The Mustard Seed Market & Cafe

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Mustard Seed Market & Cafe, 867 W. Market St. NW, Akron, OH

Come one, come all to the Mustard Seed Market in Highland Square for an evening of original folk-pop/folk-rock music by Iowa Public Radio's Artist of the Month for October! Come prepared for quality lyrics, clever rhymes, flashy musicianship, and powerhouse vocal harmonies.

Music from 7:00pm-10:00pm. And it's a FREE SHOW!

River Glen Trio is a powerhouse of talent; flashy musicianship and powerful vocals/harmonies. Playing almost entirely original music with some choice crowd-pleasing covers peppered throughout. River's songs are lyrically driven, moving, and appealing to listeners of all-ages.

River Glen Trio - Backyard concert in Chicago

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Message riverglenmusic@gmail.com for address

Good people of Chicago, this is your chance to catch a special backyard performance by River, Megan, and Blake as they start a run of shows out to Pittsburgh. The show will take place in a friend's backyard under a tent with Edison lights strung up, so it's sure to be a super cute setting for some sweet sweet original music. 6:30pm: Doors 7:00-9:00pm: Music Tickets: $15 at the door. Kids 12 and under free. When you arrive at 5239 N Leamington Ave, please use the walkway on the left side of the house to access the backyard. There will be bathroom access from the side of the house. BYOB. There will be some seating provided, but feel free to bring a chair if ya got one handy. Out of respect for our generous hosts, this event is set to private, so you won’t be able to post it on your timeline, but please do use the ‘invite’ button to invite your good Chicago peoples to come join us!

River Glen Trio at Darkbird Taphouse

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Darkbird Taphouse , 7305 Thunder Valley Drive, Peosta, IA

River’s songwriting strikes a delicate balance of pop-appeal and lyrical substance. Always with tasty grooves and clever rhymes. River's original music playfully blends elements of folk, pop, and rock. Every performance is an opportunity to showcase flashy musicianship alongside powerhouse vocals. In 2017, River was named Fellow by the Iowa Arts Council. While serving in this honorary position, River began work on “As Above, So Below”, an album of original music featuring over one hundred and fifty singers/musicians, almost entirely from his home state of Iowa. “As Above, So Below” was released on May 1st, 2023

River Glen & Emily Snyder LIVE at Forager Brewing

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Forager Brewing, 1001 6th St NW, Rochester, MN

Come one, come all to Forager Brewery for an evening of rootsy folk-pop & folk-rock music by River Glen (Dubuque, IA) and Emily Snyder (Minneapolis). This performance will feature mostly original music along with some very choice crowd-pleasing covers peppered throughout. Music from 7:00pm-10:00pm. And it's a FREE SHOW so spread the word and come join the fun!

RIVER GLEN: River was born at home alongside the Mississippi River in the Driftless Area of Dubuque, Iowa. He was homeschooled, primarily on music, beginning the Suzuki method on violin before he was three years old. River’s childhood was filled with adventures traveling the U.S. with his parents and siblings in their kinda-sorta folksy bluegrass band, The One Hat Band. From busking on street corners to playing the main stage at summer festivals, River earned his chops before losing all of his baby teeth. Over a decade later, while attending the University of Iowa, River got his heart broken for the first time; an experience that jump-started his path to becoming the prolific lyricist he is today. River’s songwriting strikes a delicate balance of pop-appeal and lyrical substance. From wonderings about love, family, and belonging, to the celebration of death and loss as a natural part of life, River critiques modern pop-culture through the lens of familiar, traditional folk themes. Always with tasty grooves and clever rhymes. With over thirty years of experience performing, River Glen holds audiences with a comfortable confidence as he shares his original music, playfully blending elements of folk, pop, and rock. Every performance is an opportunity to showcase his proficiency in guitar, violin, and mandolin, alongside powerhouse vocals. In 2017, River was named Fellow by the Iowa Arts Council for his original music. While serving in this honorary position, River began work on “As Above, So Below”, an album of original music featuring over one hundred and fifty singers/musicians, almost entirely from his home state of Iowa. “As Above, So Below” was released on May 1st, 2023.

River Glen Trio - House Concert at Small Family Farm CSA

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Small Family Farm CSA, S2958 W Salem Ridge Rd, La Farge, WI

Come one, come all to an intimate all-ages performance of original music at Small Family Farm CSA in La Farge! 2:30pm: DOORS 3:00pm-5:00pm: MUSIC TICKETS: 15$ at the door (kids 12 and under free!) River Glen Trio is a powerhouse of talent; flashy musicianship and powerful vocals/harmonies. Playing almost entirely original music with some choice crowd-pleasing covers peppered throughout. River's songs are lyrically driven, moving, and appealing to listeners of all-ages.

River Glen & Band at Iowa City Farmers' Market

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Iowa City Farmers' Market, Chauncey Swan Park, Iowa City, IA

Come for the grooves and groceries at the Iowa City Farmers Market this weekend! Enjoy live music from River Glend and Band! River Glen and his band are a powerhouse of talent and their love of performance is palpable. They command audiences with a comfortable confidence as they playfully blend elements of folk, pop, rock, jazz, and more…always with tasty grooves and clever rhymes. River’s songwriting strikes a delicate balance of pop-appeal and lyrical substance, often critiquing modern pop-culture through the lens of familiar, traditional folk themes. In 2017, River was named an Iowa Arts Council Fellow for his music. While serving in this honorary position he began work on “As Above, So Below”, an album of original music featuring more than 150 singers/musicians, almost entirely from his home state of Iowa. The album “As Above, So Below” as well as additional information about River’s music, videos, and Car Concerts can be found at www.RiverGlenMusic.com. Each week at the Iowa City Farmers Market, you can pick up your weekly essentials and indulgences, including locally grown produce, farm fresh meats, baked goods made from the heart, fresh cut flowers, local arts and crafts, and more. When your shopping is done, grab breakfast, lunch, and drinks made fresh on site, and enjoy weekly live music. Lawn games, chalk art, and other interactive activities are also available. The Iowa City Farmers Market runs from 7:30 am-noon on Saturdays May through October. However, market music happens from 9 am-noon each Saturday. Iowa City Farmers Market is supported by Green State Credit Union and is made possible through partnership with Summer of the Arts.

NEWSLETTER... 

Iowa Public Radio's Artist of the Month...WOOT!!

Many of you may not know that Iowa Public Radio is one of the best supporters of local/regional music in all of the U.S. Seriously! 

And I am so honored to be named the IPR Artist of the Month of October 2023. The band and I did an in-studio performance that will soon be released on the IPR YouTube channel.

In the meantime, here is a lovely article they released to announce that I am Artist of the Month: https://www.iowapublicradio.org/ipr-music/2023-10-04/as-above-so-below-a-true-journey-in-musical-collaboration

I'll continue to post everything they release throughout the month, so check back for more tunes & vids!

-River

 

Moving to Guelph... 

Thanks to everyone who has reached out to inquire about the return of the Car Concerts series. I will be relocating to Guelph in September and hope to return to those efforts in October. The best way to stay in the loop is to join my mailing list, so please do so and I'll be in touch. Thanks and be well, y'all!

-River

A CELEBRATION OF IOWA MUSIC! 

WEBSITE LINKS FOR 'WE ARE HERE' PERFORMERS

Please show your support by checking out their websites, sign up for their mailing lists, 'like', 'follow', and 'subscribe' to their social media pages, purchase their recordings, and engage with their work going forward! Information is also listed for you to tip any of tonight's performers, if you feel so inclined to show your support in that way.

RIVER GLEN: www.facebook.com/riverglenmusic

Venmo: @River-Breitbach 

PayPal.Me/RiverBreitbach

SARA ROUTH: www.sararouth.com

Venmo: @sara-routh-music

ADE: www.soundsofade.com

Venmo: @bayo-ajose

D MILREE: www.dmilree.bandcamp.com

Venmo: @diana-weishaar

LILY DETAEYE: www.lilydetaeye.com

Venmo: @lilydetaeye

DAN PADLEY TRIO: www.danpadley.com

Venmo: @danpadley

BLAKE SHAW: www.blakeshawbass.bandcamp.com

Venmo: @blakeshaw89

THE SAVAGE HEARTS: www.savagefiddler.com

Venmo: @annie-savage-2

CHARLOTTE BLU: www.charlotteblu.com

Venmo: @chrissy-boyer

A DO-NOT-MISS LIVESTREAM CONCERT! 

WE ARE HERE - A CELEBRATION OF IOWA MUSIC 
The pandemic has had a devastating impact on America's arts sector and has asked that artists pivot and adapt their efforts. And that's exactly why this event was created; to demonstrate and deliver a top-notch, standard-bearing livestream concert that showcases a variety of artists from across Iowa! 

The mission of this free-to-all performance is to promote awareness about "the mental health benefits that the arts provide to the public by combating the ill effects of isolation and loneliness associated with COVID-19" (Americans for the Arts) and to deliver a call to action to music lovers in Iowa and beyond about the importance of actively engaging with and supporting the local/regional artists whom they love as these artists adapt their art-making in response to our current constraints. 

This event is made possible with generous support and funding from the Iowa Arts Council: https://iowaculture.gov/arts

WATCH THE EVENT HERE: https://fb.me/e/1x2hXuslO

Weekly Car Concerts! 

That's right, folks, every Monday at 12PM CST you can watch me perform live from my car via Facebook Live! 

Just go to my music page (www.facebook.com/RiverGlenMusic) and 'like' the page in order to receive notifications and updates.

Furthermore, each week's performance will be based on a theme that is suggested by you and other members of the audience. It's lots of fun and I hope you'll make a habit of joining me!

"Press On" 

Times are strange for a music maker. While holed up for this winter I'm releasing some new material with the help of an app that let's me be a whole band. Also, songs in 3/4 time are underrepresented today, so here's one called "Press On". 

 

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