Hey New England… stay strong! We got this. Brand new from the Rivergods, this one’s for you… Listen now at YouTube or download at Bandcamp.
The Rivergods – “Yankee Rant (Stay)”
Words/Music: Ben Parent ©2020 Good Sponge Music
Off of the forthcoming 2020 album “Passages”
Produced by Carl Franklin, Ben Parent and Nancy Parent
Ben Parent – Electric guitars, vocals
Nancy Parent – Acoustic guitar, vocals, tambourine
Bil Groth – Piano
Mark Gehret – Bass guitar
Chris Debiasi – Drums
Butch Rovan – Tenor Saxophone
Lordy, lordy, Ben is… ?!! It’s on a need-to-know basis… 😉 Join us Saturday, Feb. 22 at Bill’s Seafood in Westbrook, CT for some delicious seafood and rockin’ Rivergods music!
The Rivergods Annual Holiday Show returns for its upteenth year Saturday, Dec. 21 at Daddy Jack’s in New London! Join us for some great food, drink, dancing and holiday cheer. Who knows, we may even play a holiday tune or two! 😉 Table reservations encouraged: (860) 444-8888. More info here!
THANKSGIVING EVE… We’re back at The Social, one of New London’s finest watering hole/eateries, with over 50 choice craft beers on tap! We’ll do two long sets starting around 8pm… bring your appetite for food and fun! (Note: this show was originally planned for Sat. 11/23 but was moved to Wed. 11/27). See you there…
Join us for a few acoustic sets as we make our debut at The Irons in Mystic, CT Saturday, Oct. 19 from 8-11pm!
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The Rivergods are excited to return to our hometown Waterford Beach Park Summer Concert Series on Wednesday, Aug. 7. It’s a super fun FREE outdoor show, with food trucks and more. 6-8pm. Family friendly… bring your lawn chairs! More info here.
The Rivergods are happy to be kicking off this Summer’s Downtown Live! concert series in New London on the Waterfront Park at City Pier with a stacked line-up that includes John Speziale and Sweet Mercy!, Balkun Brothers and Blue Eyed Blackbird Thursday, July 18 at Waterfront Park in New London. It should be an amazing night of music!
This series is free and open to all. Start time is 6pm (we go on third around 8pm).
There will be food trucks and a mobile pub. Feel free to bring folding chairs for your comfort (and don’t forget your dancing shoes in case the spirit takes over!).
Downtown Live! will present shows every other Thursday this Summer with future dates on August 1, 15, and 29.
More info here.
“There’s a full moon rising… Let’s go dancing in the light” – Neil Young
Singer-songwriter Nancy Parent began performing on stage at the age of six and pursued her passion for singing and acting into college. In 1998, Nancy joined the folk-rock band The Rivergods as a lead singer, guitarist, and pedal steel player. In 2012, she released her solo album Vision of Angels on the Friday Night Folk stage. She performs solo, with her husband Ben, and with The Rivergods indoors and out as the seasons progress.
Parent’s strong soprano voice has been compared to those of Joan Baez and Judy Collins. Her lyrics are enriched by her keen interest in social justice, women’s issues, relationships, spiritual reckoning and her teaching as a social sciences professor at New London’s Mitchell College.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10, at All Souls UU, 19 Jay Street, New London, CT. Tickets are $20 at the door, $17 reserved in advance, and $10 for students and active military with ID. Purchase advance tickets on Event Brite, or call 860-443-0316 and leave a request to be put on the advance price reservations list.