Happy Spring! (Let me say that again…) “HAPPY SPRING!” So glad to be transitioning into a warmer season with renewed vision and gratitude for the evolution of music, in particular.
This winter The Rivergods have been busy integrating a new line-up of players, including violinist, Dana Takaki, who I’ve had the privilege of playing with on my solo project for the past two years. Dana recorded on my album, Vision of Angels, and is bringing a fresh texture to the Rivergods’ sound.
We are integrating more songs from my solo album, such as Vision of Angels, Memo, Take it Away, and Iris, among others. Pianist Bil Groth, bassist Craig Johnson, and drummer Chris DeBiasi are bringing life and love to these songs and I’m delighted to be performing them with the Rivergods.
We are invigorated by the direction of the band and working hard to get our chops solid before our first official appearance Friday, June 20th at the “Music in the Meadow” Concert, Connecticut College Arboretum, New London, CT. This is a beautiful outdoor setting for an evening of music, picnicking, and communal gathering.
Here’s the spring schedule to date:
Friday, May 9th, Vanilla Bean Cafe w/ Ben Parent. Songwriter Sessions. Show starts at 7:00pm. $5.00 cover. 450 Deerfield Road, Pomfret, CT. Great food and drink. Cozy atmosphere. http://www.thevanillabeancafe.com/
Saturday, May 31st, The Garde Arts Center w/ Ben Parent, Three Rivers Community College Commencement Ceremony, State Street, New London, CT. http://www.gardearts.org/
Friday, June 20th, “Music in the Meadow” at Connecticut College Arboretum w/ the Rivergods. Outdoor concert at the arboretum. Bring your blankets, chairs, and a picnic dinner. Additional music acts TBA. 6:00pm.
Hope to see you this spring! Wishing you inspiration and much joy this season,