Past Shows


Saturday, January 25, 2014, w/ The Rivergods CD Release Show at The Bulkeley House, 111 Bank Street New London, CT. Joining us are Monkey68 and Ken Atkins and the Honky Tonk Kind. Show starts at 8:00pm. CDs available for $5. No cover.

Friday, February 14th, w/ Ben Parent, Friday Night Folk’s Valentine’s Show, All Souls Congregation, 19 Jay Street, New London. With Liz Larson and Daniel Spurr.  Show starts at 8:00pm. $15 door, $12 advance.

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.

Saturday, May 31st, The Garde Arts Center w/ Ben Parent, Three Rivers Community College Commencement Ceremony, State Street, New London, CT.

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 The Meadows Brothers and The 3-Pack. Gate opens at 6:00pm.

Sunday, July 6th, Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock w/ The Rivergods. Outdoor show at one of the most lively seafood spots in Connecticut. 2:00pm-5:00pm.

Saturday, July 12th, Waterford Farmer’s Market Solo w/ violinist Dana Takaki.  Come down and get your local produce, coffee, and baked goods while we play some acoustic originals. 10:00am-12:00pm.

Sunday, July 13th, Chester Farmer’s Market Solo w/ violinist Dana Takaki. Looking forward to returning to this wonderful market in downtown Chester. 11:00-1:00pm.

Friday, July 18th, Old Orchard Farm w/ The Rivergods, “A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream”evening of music. 22A Scott Road, East Lyme, CT. Show starts at 7:30pm.

Friday, August 15th w/ The Rivergods, Michael’s Dairy *Cancelled Show* Montauk Avenue, New London, CT. 6:30-8:30pm.


Wednesday, Jan. 9th, Sneekers Cafe, Nancy Parent and Sue Menhart, Groton, CT, Show starts at 7:00pm. *CANCELED DUE TO ILLNESS*

Saturday, Jan. 19th, Bean & Leaf Cafe, Featured songwriters Nancy Parent and Frank Critelli. Nancy’s acoustic  ensemble will include Dana Takaki, Rachael Aikens, Mike Palazzolo, and Steve ElciBank Street, New London. Show starts at 7:30pm.

Friday, Jan. 25th, Hygienic Hootenanny, The Commoner, Solo acoustic w/ Dana Takaki, Bank Street, New London, CT. Short set 8:25-8:45pm.

Saturday, Jan. 26th, Bulkeley House w/ the Rivergods, Chris MacKay & the Toneshifters, and Sue Menhart Band, Bank Street, New London, CT, starts at 9:00pm.

Saturday, Feb. 2nd, Fiddleheads Food Co-op, 5th Birthday Celebration, Solo acoustic with violinist Dana Takaki, Broad Street, New London, CT. I’ll go on from 2:30-3:30pm.

Sunday, Feb. 10th, Originals and Traditionals Featured Songwriter, Solo acoustic,  Captain’s Pizza, Bank Street, New London, CT. 5:30-7:30pm.

Friday, March 8th. Mohegan Sun Cabaret Theater. Radio 94.9 FM News Now Birthday Party. Nancy Parent and ensemble perform 8:00-9:00pm.

Tuesday, March 26th. Klekolo World Coffee w / Frank Critelli. Court Street, Middletown. 7:00pm. Solo with Dana Takaki on violin.

Friday, March 29th. Good Sponge Sampler Vol. II CD Release Celebration. Bulkeley House, New London. Begins at 7:00pm. Time TBA. Facebook event page:!/events/472733802781734/?fref=ts

Saturday, April 6th. Bent Capo Singer/Songwriter Series. Old Orchard Farm. Nancy Parent solo performance with Ben Parent and additional songwriters. 22A Scott Road, East Lyme, CT. 6:00-9:oopm.  $10 donation. BYOB. Facebook event page:

Saturday, April 20th. Earth Day Celebration at Fiddleheads Co-op. Nancy Parent acoustic trio. 2:15-3:00pm. 13 Broad Street, New London, CT.

Friday, May 10th. The Arts Cafe, Mystic Arts Center, Mystic, CT.  Nancy Parent w/ band. Pulitzer Prize poet Carl Dennis will perform his work.

Tuesday, June 11th. Block Island Music Festival w/ The Rivergods. Captain Nick’s Rock-n-Roll Bar. Time TBA.

Friday, June 28th. Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock w/ The Rivergods. 6:30-9:00pm. 80 Hamilton Street, New London, CT.

Saturday, June 29th. The Arboretum at Connecticut College, “Music in the Meadow”. Nancy Parent w/ band followed by Dogbite and The Hoolios. 6:00pm. Rain date Sunday June 30th.

Saturday, July 20th. Hygienic Art Park w/ The Rivergods. 9:30-11:00pm. More details TBA. 79 Bank Street, New London, CT.

Friday, August 16th. Field of Greens New London Farmer’s Market. Parade Plaza, corner of Bank and State Streets. 11:00am-1:00pm.

Friday, August 16th. Michael’s Dairy w/ The Rivergods. Annual show. 6:30-8:30pm. 629 Montauk Avenue, New London, CT.

Sunday, September 1st. Chester Sunday Market. Downtown Chester. 11:00am-1:00pm.

Wednesday, October 16th. New London Fall Food Stroll w/ The Rivergods. Corner of Bank and Tilley in front of the Firehouse. 5:30-8:30pm.

Saturday, October 26th. New London Old Town Mill Harvest Festival w/ Ben Parent. 8 Mill Street. New London. Festival runs 11:00-3:00pm. Our set will be around noon. Time to be announced.

Friday, Dec. 6th. Hoot for Hunger w/ Ben Parent. Bank Street Café, New London, CT. 9:00-9:15pm. Evening of music to benefit the New London Soup Kitchen, 7:00-10:15.

Saturday, Dec. 28th. Annual Holiday Show w/ The Rivergods at the Bean & Leaf, Bank Street, New London, CT.  7:00-10:00pm. Opening act: Ebin-Rose. Beer & wine available for purchase.


Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 w/ The Rivergods and Freedy Johnston (“Bad Reputation”), Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT. Tickets $20  Purchase tickets

Friday, Jan. 20th, 2012 w/ The Rivergods, Dirt Road Radio, Roy Dunn MacLean Blue Collar Happy Hour, Side Pocket Cafe, 1066 Poquonnock Road, Groton, CT 06340-4209 (860) 445-1556.Roy opens at 7:00PM. No cover.

Friday, Jan. 27th, 2012 w/ Hugh Birdsall followed by The Rivergods, Hygienic Hootenanny, Muddy Waters Cafe, Bank Street, New London, CT!/events/323457627675265/

Saturday, Feb. 11th, 2012 w/ the Rivergods, Sneekers Cafe, 8:00PM, 568 Poquonnock Road, Groton CT, 860-445-1967. No cover.

Saturday, Feb. 18th, 2012 w/ Sue Menhart, “An Evening of Winter Blues”, Bean and Leaf,13 Washington Street,New London,CT, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Free, donations welcome.

Saturday, Mar. 31st, Good Sponge Sampler Release Party, Eugene O’Neill Rose Barn Theater, Waterford, CT. 7:30-11:00pm. $10 donation.  I will be performing three songs from my forthcoming album (with a band) as well as with the Rivergods. 12+ musical acts will perform! Good Sponge Sampler CDs available for purchase that evening. Facebook event page:!/events/325979454120481/

To hear Sampler tracks, go to:

Friday, April 20th, Sneeker’s Cafe, w/ the Rivergods, 8:00pm. Poquonnock Road, Groton CT, 860-445-1967. No cover.

Saturday, April 28th, Daffodil Festival, w/ the Rivergods. We go on right before the headliner, Barefoot Truth. Bandshell Stage, 5:45-6:30pm. Fireworks to follow!  Hubbard Park, Meriden, CT

Saturday, May 12th, Eugene O’Neill Theater, Rose Barn, John Fries and the Heat CD Release Party. I’ll be playing an opening set at 8:00pm w/ Mike Scott on guitar and Mike Palazzolo on bass. I’ll also join The Heat for John’s title track US50. Sure to be a fun evening!

Sunday, June 10th, MagnetPalooza – 2nd Annual Music Festival and Fundraiser for the Regional Multicultural Magnet School, Hygienic Art Park, New London, CT. 3:00-5:00pm. Performers include Steve Elci & Friends, Dogbite, Mr C. and Friends, the RMMS Chorus, and WTO. I will be “mom” for this event and not performing. Please come out and support this wonderful cause! Suggested donation $10/family; $5.00/individual. Food available for purchase.

Tuesday, June 12th, Block Island Music Festival, w/ the Rivergods, Captain Nick’s Rock ‘n Roll Bar, 9:00pm.

Friday, June 15th, Benefit & Memorial for Steve Kaika, Hygienic Art Park, w/ the Rivergods, Dogbite, Ken Atkins and the Honky Tonk Kind, and Original Sinners. 6:00pm. $10 suggested donation.

Friday, June 22nd, Songbird Cafe w/ Lauren Agnelli, Dana Takaki, and Matthew Male at the Diana Birdsall Gallery, 16 Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT. 7:00pm. $5.00 cover. BYOB.

Saturday, June 23rd, Westerly Pops! w/ The Rivergods & Special Guests The Franklin Brothers, Wilcox Park, Westerly, Rhode Island. We go on before the orchestra around 6:00pm.

Saturday, June 30th, Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock w/ the Rivergods. New London, CT. Come sit by the water and enjoy great food and entertainment. 6:00-9:00pm. BYOB.

Friday, July 6th @ The Kate, Everyone’s Diggin’ Dylan, Small Town Concert Series. Show starts at 8:00pm. Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, Old Saybrook, CT.

Saturday, July 7th, OpSail 2012, Fort Trumbull, New London, CT w/ The Rivergods, Two Shows! 3:30-5:00 on the Lawn Stage and 9:30-10:30 on the Pier Stage right after the fireworks!

Saturday, July 14th, Woodie Guthrie Tribute Concert, w/ Ben Parent, Americana Music Festival, Chester Meeting House Lawn, Chester, CT. 4:00-7:00pm. We go on 5:30-6:00 (or thereabouts).

Sunday, July 15th, North Stonington Agricultural Fair w/ the Rivergods and Dirt Road Radio.  Showtime 12:00-4:00pm.  Dirt Road Radio at noon; Rivergods on at 2:00pm. Great family fun!

Friday, July 27th, Parade Plaza, w/ Sue Menhart, 12:00 noon, on the Parade Plaza. Farmer’s Market also happening at same location. At Bank and State Streets.  New London, CT.

Friday, July 27th, Mystic Arts Center, w/ the Rivergods, 99th Anniversary Summer Fundraiser. 8:00-10:30pm.

Saturday, August 4th, The Commoner, w/ Sue Menhart, Bank Street, New London, CT. 7:00-10:00pm.

Friday, August 10th, Vanilla Bean Cafe, w/ Lisa Martin, Sue Mead, and Sue Menhart, Songwriter Sessions, 7:30-9:30pm. Pomfret, CT.

Friday, August 17th, Michael’s Dairy, w/ the Rivergods. 6:30-8:30pm. Bring a chair or blanket. Great for families! 629 Montauk Avenue, New London, CT.

Wednesday, August 22nd, Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library,  w/ the Rivergods, 6:00-9:00pm. Old Lyme, CT.

Wednesday, August 29th, Sneeker’s Cafe, w/ Sue Menhart, 7:00-10:00pm. Groton, CT.

Saturday, September 1st, Burke’s Tavern, w/ the Rivergods, 8:00-11:00pm. Niantic, CT.

Sunday, September 2ndJonathan Edwards’ Winery w/ the Rivergods (as trio), 4:00-7:00pm. North Stonington, CT.

Friday, September 21st, 33 Golden Street, New London w/ Anne Castellano & the Smoke and Dogbite. I’ll be opening up the night with guitarist Hugh Birdsall and violinist, Dana Takaki. 9:30pm.

Saturday, September 22d, Rave On: A Tribute to the Reducers Vo. 1. CD Release Party in the Rose Barn at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Institute, Waterford, CT.  Facebook event page:            Website:

Tuesday, October 2nd, Radio Mitchell Festival w/ the Rivergods, 7:00-8:00pm, Mitchell College, New London. Details TBA.

Saturday, October 6th, New London’s Americana Music Festival, Hygienic Art Park w/ The Rivergods, 3:30-4:15pm.

Friday, October 26, CD Release Concert at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 19 Jay Street, New London, CT.  The band includes guitarist Hugh Birdsall (Reducers and Dobite), violinist Dana Takaki, backing vocalist Rachael Aikens, bassist Mike Palazzolo, and Ron Lewis on drums/percussion.  Folk-rock band, Dogbite, will open the night. Additional musical guests include Chris MacKay, Donna Piacenza, and Dan Spano.

Doors open at 7:00pm.  Dogbite opens the night 7:30-8:30pm.

$10 suggested donation. Wine, coffee, tea available. CDs will be hot off the press for purchase that evening! For more info, go to:

Wednesday, November 21st, Bulkeley House w/ the Rivergods, 111 Bank Street, New London, CT. 9:00pm-midnight. Join us on the eve of Thanksgiving for some great fun at this newly re-opened downtown pub.

Sunday, December 2nd, Songbird Cafe & Coffeehouse, Solo (holiday event to benefit Bring Our Music Back), 68 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT. 1:00-3:00pm. Nancy will perform songs from her new album with Dana Takaki on violin, Rachael Aikens on backing vocals, and Steve Elci on percussion. For more information about this event, go to:


Friday, February 18 Solo, Songwriter Sessions, Vanilla Bean Cafe, Pomfret, CT, 7:30pm

Friday, February 25 w/ Sue Menhart, Riverwalk Cafe, Mystic, CT, 8:00pm

Friday, March 4 w/ The Rivergods, Bank Street Cafe, New London, CT, 8:00pm.  Other bands include The Ninas and Fiesta Brava

Monday, March 7 w/ The Rivergods, Regional Multicultural Magnet School, New London, CT, 9:00-11:00am.

(March 12-13 Writing Retreat. Off the grid!)

Saturday, March 26 The Rivergods CD Release Party w/ Black Marmot, Rose Barn at the Eugene O’Neill Theater, Waterford, CT, 7:00pm

Friday, April 15 w/ The Rivergods, Blue Collar Happy Hour, Burke’s Tavern, Niantic, CT, 7:30pm. Special guest Ray Neal (American Legion) opening the show.

Saturday, April 16 w/ The Rivergods, Earth Day Celebration, Connecticut College, New London.

Saturday, April 30 w/ The Rivergods and Black Marmot, Sally O’Brien’s, Somerville, MA, 9:00pm

Wednesday, May 11 w/ The Rivergods, New London Main Street’s annual Spring Food Stroll, Crocker House, New London, CT 5:30-8pm

Friday, May 13 w/ The Rivergods, Blue Collar Happy Hour, Burke’s Tavern, Niantic, CT, 7:00pm

Saturday, May 14 w/ The Red Hot Stove Tops, Vanilla Bean Cafe, Pomfret, CT, 7:30pm

Sunday, May 15 w/ The Rivergods, Misquamicut Spring Festival, Westerly, RI. Opening for Tommy Cash-A Tribute to Johnny Cash. Details to follow.

Saturday, May 21 w/ Ben Parent, Chester Meeting House, “The Wedded Singers ” a night of married couples who perform together, Chester, CT, 8:00pm

Sunday, June 5 w/ The Rivergods, “Magnetpalooza”- A music festival and benefit for the Regional Multicultural Magnet School, Hygienic Art Park, New London, CT, 2:00-5:00pm

Saturday, June 25 w/ The Rivergods @ 31st Annual Summer Pops! Wilcox Park, Westerly, RI, Preshow – 6:30pm, FREE – Bring your blanket!

Wednesday, June 29 w/ The Rivergods, Sneekers Cafe, Groton, CT, 7:00pm.

Saturday, July 9 w/ The Rivergods @ Sailfest 2011 Main Stage, New London, CT, 4:00-5:00 pm – FREE

Friday, July 22 w/ The Rivergods @ Blue Collar Happy Hour, Burke’s Tavern, 13 Hope Street, Niantic, CT 7:00-11:00pm  – NO COVER

Saturday, July 23 w/ members of the Rivergods performing ‘Disciples of Neil Young’ tribute @ Sinner’s Circle Vol. 13, Hygienic Art Park, Bank Street, New London, CT, 7:00 – 11:00pm, Sugg. donation $7

Monday, Aug. 15 w/ The Rivergods @ Westerly Town Beach, 395 Atlantic Avenue, Misquamicut, RI 6:00-8:00 pm

Friday, August 19 w/ The Rivergods, Michael’s Dairy annual show, New London, CT, 6:00pm

Wednesday, August 24 w/ The Rivergods, Sneekers Cafe, 7-10pm. Groton, CT. No cover.

Saturday, August 27 Solo and w/ Sue Menhart, Jitters Cafe, Southington, CT, 7:00-9:00pm

Friday, Sept. 9 w/ The Rivergods @ Blue Collar Happy Hour, Burke’s Tavern, 13 Hope Street, Niantic, CT, 7:00-11:00pm, NO COVER

Saturday, Sept. 17 w/ The Rivergods, Misquamicut Fall Festival, Misquamicut Beach, Rhode Island.

Friday, Sept. 23 w/ The Rivergods and Dogbite, A Concert and Live Recording at the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 19 Jay Street, New London, CT, 8:00pm.

Friday, Nov. 4 w/ The Rivergods, Blue Collar Happy Hour (new location), Side Pocket Cafe, 1066 Poquonnock Road, Groton, CT 06340-4209 (860) 445-1556 7 p.m., FREE!

Friday, Nov. 18 w/ The Rivergods @ Burke’s Tavern, 13 Hope Street, Niantic, CT 06357-2447, (860) 739-5033, No cover, 7:30 PM

Wednesday, Nov. 23 The Rivergods, Sue Menhart Band and Black Marmot @ Old Mystic Cinemas! 8:00 PM For more info and advance tickets go to:

Saturday, Dec. 3 Solo and w/ Sue Menhart, 2-4 PM, Festival of Trees and fundraiser for Bring Our Music Back, Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT

Saturday, Dec. 17 w/ The Rivergods, Annual Holiday Show, Bean and Leaf, 13 Washington Street, New London, CT, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Free, donations welcome



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