Must be Hog Heaven!

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Don’t miss our debut at Hog River Brewing Company’s ‘Twang Thursdays’ Thursday, Dec. 20! ‘Twang Thursdays’ features the best in southern New England Americana music every Thursday from 7-9pm, with no cover! Food truck on site to round out your delicious beverage consumption. And who knows? Maybe we’ll even throw in a holiday song or two… More info here.

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Pass the Guitars – Friday, Nov. 2

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Ben and Nancy will perform as duo for the 5th annual Pass the Guitar event Friday, November 2nd at 7:30pm at All Souls Unity Hall, along with a couple of dozen other southeastern CT musicians, to benefit the New London Homeless Hospitality Center. This year’s concert (Pass the Guitars, plural) will feature not one, but two guitars, for an evening of 15 duets and ensemble performances. Admission is $10 at the door, and light refreshments will be provided. Hope to see you there! More info.

PettyPalooza Saturday, Oct. 20th

PettyPalooza – Celebrating the music of Tom Petty

A year ago this month, we lost one of the great American songwriters… the inimitable Tom Petty. We’re not sure we ever met a person anywhere who didn’t like *something* by Tom Petty… his unique style cut across most ages and genres. His band, the Heartbreakers, were second to none… probably one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands to have as long a run as they did (40 years) and a huge influence on our band and music. They got better and better with age, as did Tom.

On Saturday, October 20, what would’ve been his 68th birthday, Pettypalooza will celebrate the life and music of Tom Petty at Hygienic Art Park with sets by three great bands including the Rivergods, Learning to Fly and Slick & Slate (from NYC, featuring Earl Slick, former guitarist for John Lennon and David Bowie), playing one long celebratory night of Tom’s own music, and the music he loved. The show starts early, 6pm, and we will go on first, playing a bunch of Tom’s songs, and some by artists that he either took influence from, admired or played with.

Advance tickets for Pettypalooza are $15, on sale now at Hygienic.org ($20 at the door). A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Connecticut Humane Society. It should be a big night at the Art Park, so you may want to get tickets early.

Thanks, Tom, for all the incredible, inspiring songs… We look forward to celebrating and playing some of your music on your birthday!

-The Rivergods

Don’t be blue…

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Due to weather, our August show at Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock was postponed. But not to worry, we’re rescheduled forSaturday, Sept. 15, same time! We’ll do a couple of long sets, one leaning more acoustic, and one more rockin’. Sound by the always great Dennis Walley. Great food, great venue, great people. See you on the dock in September!

Father’s Day Show!

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What do Dads like better than warm lobster rolls, cold beer, and some old school country-flavored roots rock music??? Not much!!

Treat your dad (or yourself) right this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, and bring the family to see the Rivergods at Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock for an enjoyable Father’s Day outing! The band is on from 3-6pm and we may even throw in a few of your dads’ favorite numbers. Free show… BYOB and enjoy the incredible food and atmosphere at Captain Scott’s.

More info here.