|Member since||March 30, 2011|
|Location||New London, CT|
|Members||Ben Parent – guitars, vocals Nancy Parent - pedal steel, vocals Mike Palazzolo – bass, karma Trevor “T$” Chandonnait - drums Dan Spano – Hammond organ, piano|
|Influences||Emmy Lou Harris, Jayhawks, Bob Dylan, Llnda Ronstadt|
|With experience, comes truth, strength and grace… passion found not just in the chase, but in the hard-wrought wisdom of roads well-travelled and lessons learned along the way. So it is with the music of the Rivergods… an original roots-rock, Americana-tinged outfit born in 1997, who continue to enjoy critical acclaim and a loyal fan base around southern New England.|
The Rivergods have several CDs out; their last full-length studio CD Time Has Come was hailed as “simply excellent” by Soundcheck Magazine and produced an award-winning single, “Buddha on the Road,” which won the Independent Artist Community’s Best Americana song award in 2007. In May of 2010, the Rivergods were nominated in New London, CT’s inaugural Whalie Awards for ‘Best Americana Band.’ Their latest album, Signs, is out now on Good Sponge Records!
The Rivergods have played countless shows and festivals over the years, including the NEMO New Music Showcase in Boston, and NXNE (Toronto’s equivalent of SXSW). They have been profiled by No Depression (the quote “bible of alternative country”), Connecticut Magazine, and many newspapers and arts weeklies.
Truth be told, no musical genre really defines the Rivergods. From folk harmony to dirge country to swamp blues to jangly pop, the Rivergods draw influence far and wide from a vast musical landscape. Those in the know close their eyes and smile along; those on the fringe, are pleasantly surprised; those out of earshot may not know what they are missing.
Get "Signs" at iTunes.