May 27 show cancelled

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 entering the ranks, our Friday May 27 show at the Social with the Bargain has been cancelled. We are very bummed and are hoping to make up the date sooner than later, but encourage you to head down to the Social anyway to enjoy their incredible food, and 50 local/regional beers on tap. 50! (Just don’t try them all at once…) See you soon. -The Rivergods

The muse keeps musing…

The ongoing “At Home Sessions” have continued throughout the winter… lots of new stuff up at over at our Soundcloud page, including this brand new recording of a lost Rivergods classic “Telluride”.

PLUS… Summer 2022 dates are rolling in! Check out the shows page for more deets.

Friday Night Folk Dec. 10

Nancy and Ben Parent with Steve Elci, on percussion and harmony vocals

For this special acoustic show at Friday Night Folk December 10, Nancy and Ben will focus primarily on newer material they have both written over the past two years (during the pandemic), with some old familiar favorites sprinkled in. Joining them will be longtime friend, collaborator and occasional songwriting partner Steve Elci on percussion and backing vocals.

Check out a recent performance of the trio at “Don’t Pass the Guitar (Yet)” in New London, CT:

Tickets $17 in advance, $20 at the door. Available at

PettyPalooza returns Sept. 25!

We’re honored to be back at PettyPalooza III, which takes place outdoors Saturday, Sept. 25 at the beautiful Hygienic Art Park in downtown New London, CT. Also on the bill are Jack Thistle, and Learning to Fly (a true TP tribute band!) We’ll kick off the show doing a set of Tom tunes our way... hope you can join us; these shows have been outstanding in the past. Long live Tom’s legacy… more details here!

‘At Home Sessions’

We’re not about to let a little something like a global pandemic stop the music from flowing!

Ben and Nancy continue to write and demo new material, and have been dropping new songs periodically on the Rivergods’ Soundcloud page. These are not just acoustic demos, but arranged and mostly-realized songs (drums, instruments, etc). Head on over to enjoy them and follow the page to hear the new tunes as they arrive!

As always, the best way to stay current with the Rivergods is our Facebook or Instagram pages.

We hope everyone is safe and healthy, and wish you all the best for the holidays and 2021! Here’s hoping live music comes back soon.

The Rivergods

New album “Passages” is out now!


The Rivergods are excited to send our seventh studio release Passages out into the world! For now, Passages will be an online release only, but is available on all major streaming/listening platforms.

Listen/stream now:


If you like what you hear, and would like to purchase the album for download, Bandcamp is the most artist-friendly way to do it:


No pressure, though. We mostly want you to hear it and enjoy it! And, if are so inclined, feel share the news of the new album with anyone you think might dig our new music (on social media, or wherever!)

Thank you for your continued support of the band!

–The Rivergods

P.S. A reminder, we will be playing our last surviving summer show this Sunday, Aug. 30 from 2-4 in the Olde Mistick Village gazebo.