A belated Happy New Year, y’all!! We’re kicking off 2014 with some new music… our brand new 4-song EP ‘Never Grow Old’!
About a year in the making, ‘Never Grow Old’ features 20 minutes of trademark Rivergods’ sound… Ben and Nancy’s harmony vocals, pedal steel washes, haunting guitar and keyboard textures, great bass and drums… not to mention some dobro, banjo and even baritone sax (Aw, yeah….) Produced by Ben and Dennis Walley (Dirt Road Radio), the track listing is as follows:
1. When Times Were Good (album mix)
2. The Curse
3. Never Grow Old
4. Rush Hour
And good news… it’s available for download RIGHT NOW at http://therivergods.bandcamp.com! (You can sample the music for free, but we encourage you to make a small investment… $1 a song… to keep the music coming.) So go get it! Bandcamp is a great, totally trustworthy online store dedicated to helping independent musicians… you can get the music in any file format you like.
‘NEVER GROW OLD’ CD RELEASE PARTY
‘Course, if you’d rather have the hard copy product, we’re having an official CD release party next Saturday Night , January 25 (Hygienic Night in New London) at the Bulkeley House in New London. It’s gonna be a great time… joining us will be our good friends Ken Atkins & The Honkytonk Kind and Monkey 68. Show time is 8pm, there’s NO COVER! We’ll have the new CD available for $5. (Rivergods play second in the lineup.) And it is the night of the Hygienic Art Show… a great time to be out and about in New London! Here’s the deets:
Saturday, January 25
Ken Atkins & The Honkytonk Kind, The Rivergods, Monkey 68
The Bulkeley House
111 Bank Street
New London, CT
Facebook page (info and directions)
Now in its umpteenth year! This year, we’re having our good friends Ebin-Rose open up. Also new this year, the Bean & Leaf will be offering beer & wine for sale. Free show as in years past, with donations warmly encouraged! More info here.
In anticipation of our forthcoming EP Never Grow Old (What? New music? Yee haw!) we’ve been tweaking some stuff on the ol’ website. Check out our complete discography, with links to buy any and all of our music, on the Music/Store page. We’ve added some fun “through the years” photos to our Photos page, and updated our bio on the About Us page. More to come… did we mention we have a new EP coming real soon?? Check out “The Curse” above and sign up for mailing list and we’ll keep you in the loop about the new EP!
The Rivergods will be back at this year’s Fall Food Stroll, happening Wednesday, Oct. 16 in downtown New London. Always a fun time, the Stroll is a semi-annual New London tradition that let you stroll through over 40 different restaurants, eateries and shops in downtown New London, tasting bite-size samples of everyone’s dishes. From seafood to sweets, Oriental to organic and everything in between, there’s something for everyone on this year’s Stroll.
We’ll be playing outside the firehouse on the corner of Tilley Street and Bank Street from 5:30-8:30pm. The music is free, but to sample food, you need a button… Buttons are $25 per person, available here from New London Main Street. Discounts are available for military, students and groups of 6 or more people. See you there!
Ben, Nancy and Dan will play a couple of acoustic sets this Friday evening Friday, August 30th at the Stone Fleet Tavern in New London. We’ll be playing some Rivergods stuff, some of Nancy’s solo stuff, some covers and whatever else we feel like. Good food, good company… c’mon by!
Ben & Nancy Parent w/ Dan Spano
Stone Fleet Tavern
2 State St
New London, CT
7 – 10 pm
The Rivergods at Michael’s Dairy | Friday, August 16 | 6:30-8:30pm
Our annual ice cream and music extravaganza! One of our favorite shows of the year, and our last full-band show for the summer. Family-friendly and always lots of fun. And… it’s a free show! Bring yer favorite lawn chair. More info here.
Next up for us… we’ll be playing at New London’s wonderful, outdoor Hygienic Art Park with a couple of great bands from down New Haven way… our good friends The Ivory Bills (featuring songwriter extraordinaire James Velvet) and hot new up-and-comers The Proud Flesh. We’re calling it “Amerockana”… a nice mix of rock and Americana music… showtime is 7pm… Food, beer and wine available. It’s always a great time in the park… hope you can join us! More details here.
Also, our new EP Aground is coming along… details coming real soon. In the meantime, enjoy this cool soundboard bootleg of our recent pre-show appearance at Summer Pops 2013, which we fondly dedicated to Taylor Swift (!) … Listen here. Set list: When Times Were Good, Never Grow Old, Anchor’s Weight.