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

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.

UPCOMING SHOWS

CAR CONCERTS (with a new theme each week!)

Free Live-Stream Concert on YouTube

Every Monday at 12PM CDT River live-streams a Car Concert on his YouTube page. These Car Concerts are audience-driven; you suggest the theme, you request songs that fit the theme, and then River learns them up and sings them for you. Pretty good deal, huh? Don't miss out, join the fun every Monday!

CAR CONCERTS (with a new theme each week!)

Free Live-Stream Concert on YouTube

Every Monday at 12PM CDT River live-streams a Car Concert on his YouTube page. These Car Concerts are audience-driven; you suggest the theme, you request songs that fit the theme, and then River learns them up and sings them for you. Pretty good deal, huh? Don't miss out, join the fun every Monday!

WE ARE HERE - A Celebration of Iowa Music

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Live-streaming from xBk Live in Des Moines, IA

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

FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY: SARA ROUTH: www.sararouth.com "I was blessed with musical blood and it drives me to live. To seek truth. To feel sadness. To understand loss. To teach the unknown. To accept failure. To praise justice. To express. To trust. And most of all to love. I continue to compose my story and want to share it with you." Mix the sounds of Ella Fitzgerald with Jeff Buckley... you'll end up with Sara Routh.

ADE: www.soundsofade.com A man with a passion for music, family, love, and Blk Boi Joy...Adebayo Oladele-Ajose, known musically as ADE, is a singer, rapper, and instrumentalist; born in New York but raised in Iowa. ADE's style intertwines the solid intricacies of afrobeats, R&B, and acoustic guitar with the consciousness of hip hop lyrics.

D MILREE: www.dmilree.bandcamp.com Solo project of Diana Weishaar (The Host Country, Contakta). "A personal, straight-no-chaser look into my soul. Mixing genres, subject matters, and timelines. A little bit of everything." Bluesy-piano-pop.

LILY DETAEYE: www.lilydetaeye.com Lily DeTaeye is a folk-rock Americana firecracker with alt-rock and blues influences. She’s a spirited songwriter and a harmonica-wielding badass that will remind you of your weird friend from book club who definitely has a few bodies in her closet. Her music is wry and filled with the emotional honesty and vulnerability of a young Dwight Yoakam and the dynamism of Brandi Carlile.

DAN PADLEY TRIO: www.danpadley.com Dan Padley is a guitarist/composer based out of Iowa City. Since studying music at the University of Iowa, Dan has performed with many artists including Wayne Newton, Elizabeth Moen, River Glen, Dana T, Blake Shaw, comedian Jimmy Pardo, and many more. Dan has released several albums and EPs, including his most recent full-length ‘Bloom’.

BLAKE SHAW: www.blakeshawbass.bandcamp.com Blake is a double bassist, composer/arranger, teacher, and singer originally from Lisbon, IA. He plays with Thrio, Blake Shaw Quintet, Goose Town, River Glen, PSA, and dup. Blake loops live vocal beats and bass grooves to accompany his melodies stretching from R&B, rock, blues, pop, jazz, and more. Blake creates an atmosphere leaving you wondering, “Is that really one person?”. Yes, the answer is yes.”

RIVER GLEN: www.riverglenmusic.com This portion of the performance is a WORLD PREMIER along with a VERY BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

THE SAVAGE HEARTS: www.savagefiddler.com Fiery bluegrass meets honky tonk. With traditional bluegrass instrumentation and creative arrangements informed by a range of influences, audiences can expect a highly entertaining stage show with drill-it-to-the-wall three part harmonies and bombastic instrumentals. "The most wayward prodigal would have trouble resisting the compelling grace that exudes from The Savage Hearts.” -Greg Blake

CHARLOTTE BLU: www.charlotteblu.com Charlotte is a powerful vocalist, songwriter, musician, and performer who's music is rooted in soul, blues and inspired by artists such as Amy Winehouse, Etta James, H.E.R., and Beyonce. Charlotte was selected to appear on season 20 of the hit TV Show “The Voice” and for her televised audition she performing the song “Love Is a Losing Game” by Amy Winehouse.

CAR CONCERTS (with a new theme each week!)

Free Live-Stream Concert on YouTube

Every Monday at 12PM CDT River live-streams a Car Concert on his YouTube page. These Car Concerts are audience-driven; you suggest the theme, you request songs that fit the theme, and then River learns them up and sings them for you. Pretty good deal, huh? Don't miss out, join the fun every Monday!

CAR CONCERTS (with a new theme each week!)

Free Live-Stream Concert on YouTube

Every Monday at 12PM CDT River live-streams a Car Concert on his YouTube page. These Car Concerts are audience-driven; you suggest the theme, you request songs that fit the theme, and then River learns them up and sings them for you. Pretty good deal, huh? Don't miss out, join the fun every Monday!

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