Welcome....

The Rivergods , fronted by singer/songwriters Ben Parent and Nancy Parent, have played folk-country-roots tinged rock around southern New England since 1997. Employing pedal steel, mandolin, guitars, keyboards and strong vocal harmonies, the Rgods are one of Southeastern CT's longest running and best-known original bands.

What you'll find here is a collection of songs from our first two releases, "Capsule" and "Time Has Come", along with some previously unreleased tracks from "RIVOLVER", a ten-year retrospective collection of unreleased "B-sides", reflecting the band's evolution and musical growth over the last decade.

The Rivergods' latest CD, "Signs", is now finished and available at iTunes! We've added three here below for your enjoyment.
Engineer/producer Eddie Shea at The Underground in Ledyard, CT. contributed additional guitar tracks to "The Point" and generously enlisted the talents of Mike Finnegan (Hammond B3) and Vivian Sessoms (vocals) for the foot-stomping title track.

For more information about upcoming shows, visit The Rivergods at our website or on Facebook.

Many thanks and a slew of kudos to the staff of IAC and our many new friends here who regularly share their talents and make IAC the best indie site on the net...and for making this another great year for the Rivergods

Enjoy the music and thanks for listening.

May the Muse be with you!




Big C
from CosmoSingles 4 (Cosmodemonic Telegraph/www.hozomeen.org) released 2011



Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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The Point
from our latest CD (2011), "Signs"



Rock
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Signs
Mike Finnegan and Vivian Sessoms (currently touring with Joe Cocker) have generously gifted their amazing talents to this one



Country Gospel
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Buddha On the Road


nominated again for Best Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana Song 2008

from "Time Has Come", released 2002, a beautiful, haunting poem set to song




Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Time Has Come
a medium tempo electric rocker, also the opening track from "Time Has Come", released 2002



Alternative Indie
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Ma Jolie
A torch-lit trip to the dark end of the hall.



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Oceans Edge
uptempo folk rock from an earlier R'god assemblage



Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Daddy (live)

nominated for Best Live Performance Golden Kayak Award 2008

rough and rowdy from the Bank Street Cafe 2007




Acoustic
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Ballad of Miss Lucinda
a real heel-kicker written around the lovely Miss Lucinda, a character reminiscent of John Prine's "Come Back To Us Barbara Lewis Hare Krishna Beauregard" (Time Has Come, 2002)



Country
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Epilogue
A "valse triste" about movin' forward (Capsule, 2001)



Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Capsule
Title track from the Rivergods' first full-length CD, released 2001



Easy Listening/Soft Rock
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Sunset Reds
Tranquil reflections on life and love...features Scott Black (Bonnie Raitt) on cornet (Time Has Come, 2002)



Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Slow Fire
Narcotic dreamscape of longing and desire



Easy Listening/Soft Rock
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Daddy (studio cut)
TIME HAS COME lineup:
Ben Parent, vocals, guitar (acoustic/electric)
Nancy Brossard-Parent, vocals, pedal steel
Amanda Just, viola
Jim Carpenter, guitar (acoustic/electric)
Sandy "Sandman" Allen, vocals, mandolin, electric guitar
Mike Palazzolo, bass
Tom Trombley (of the Reducers) Drums




Alternative Country
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Slow Fire ( IAC mastered from mp3)
Out of curiosity, and because it had not yet been mastered, I submitted Slow Fire to the IAC mastering service. I now understand the mp3 is a low quality file, but it's what I had on-hand. I think it turned out pretty well. Definitely an improvement.I put both versions back to back for the equally curious.



Easy Listening/Soft Rock
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T.D.W (Truck Drivin' Woman)
Eighteen wheels and a dozen roses played backwards



Miscellaneous
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Anchor's Weight
Another from "Capsule", this one has a bit of a Celtic feel to it. Highlights are Amanda's viola and Nan's gifted vocal talent.



Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Ten Mile Yearning
a medium tempo country-ish ballad...sweet vocal harmony interwoven with pedal steel and viola...from "Capsule", released 2001 (one of my personal favorites)



Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Last Train
"Booze and pills, your habits...they are institutions"



Miscellaneous
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(Ode to a) Lone Star Girl
from the "RIVOLVER" collection...free download ( here )



Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Sometimes You Don't Get It
a flat out rocker, heavy on the electric guitar spontaneous session jam (Time Has Come, 2002)



Roots Rock
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Aira Winterland

8/16/2011 10:54:36 AM
I found great songs here. You are wonderful musicians with a rare gift. Thank you for your beautiful songs. Peace. Aira


Chandra Moon

5/13/2011 12:50:39 AM
Great new tracks - good luck with the album.


Pinedog

7/4/2010 2:05:50 PM
hey Mike! Great to hear from ya! I am here about as often you it seems by your message board. Yours is the first communication i have had with anyone in months. I guess you get out what you put in...and i don't invest any time here anymore. I am at my www.soundclick.com/members/pinedog site daily and have alot of friends there. Unlike you, i never play out... so, sadly, SC is the extent of my social life. I am home FT now working here on the homestead...go days on end without even leaving my little cabin in the woods. I just finished my 3rd album though and it includes "Three Ships". It's called "Genesee" and i would be happy to send you a copy when they come in (another week or so) It's all instrumental and along the "3 Ships" line (soundscapes)
Not sure if i can find your addy so if you want a copy just let me know. I'll probably only sell a couple so i have to get $100 apiece :-))
Hope it's all good for you and the Jammers. Busy summer gig-wise?
Happy 4th my friend...and thanks for stoppin' by. Still listen to your cd's often.

your friend & fan....... Pine


THE JACK PADDLE COVER BAND

3/11/2010 10:08:31 AM
Where the hell am I!!?? Where the hell are you!!!??? Might I remind you I am an expert tracker!!!


Monkey68

4/4/2009 4:05:06 PM
Hey, Mike - great to see you again last night, thanks for coming out and joining us monkeys - we had a blast! Hope to see you at Stash's on 23rd April (and I'll be there to see you guys at Bank Street next week)

V (M68)


Monkey68

3/28/2009 4:30:02 PM
Damn - missed you at Stash's I could have swung by on my way back from Christopher's. We're at the mighty Stash's in a couple of weeks - will let you know more when we've got it (it's a happy hour set, 7-10pm). See you Friday!

V


Monkey68

3/27/2009 11:39:42 PM
Mike - we're on at Bank Street Café next Friday, 3rd April - starting at about 9.30-10pm. Hope you can bring yourself, some village jammers and Rivergods along with you - we'd really like to see you there! Hope things are well.

V


Pinedog

3/22/2009 11:52:52 PM
Hi Mike...Thanks for stoppin' by my neglected page. I see your message was dated the day after my hard drive crashed :-( Took two weeks to get back on line and and i'm still trying to reload programs and deal with all the lost links and stuff. What a mess.
It sure was one hell of a cold and snowy winter here...kinda like i remember them being when i was a kid in the 50's. We made her though...and i got some good time in up in my studio. Completed a long in the works blues/rock album. I'll be uploading a new tune every other week, so if ya think of it and ya have time, stop by and see what ya think. Gotta get over and hear your new tunes. Take care man...Pine


Lane

3/13/2009 10:25:59 AM
Hi Mike
It seems to play fine on my player...
Should I reupload it anyway?
Thank you
All the best
Cathy :)


Maeve Kelly

3/11/2009 11:25:25 PM
Hey Mike:-)

Had to drop by to say hello and thanks for the cute comment. Cool sounds here too!

xM


Mary Lyn Dias

9/24/2008 12:21:01 PM
Hello Yall
I wanted to tell you thank you and I do appreciate that you stopped by and listened!
Please keep in touch...
Always Love & Heart for music everywhere
Mary Lyn Dias


The Mulligan Project

7/8/2008 9:37:05 AM
Just stopping by and leaving your page some love =)

<3


PIP and MERRY

4/17/2008 4:39:38 AM
well done guys, congrats to you it's a honour to have you play on my stations wish you all good things. pip & merry


SILVERWOODSTUDIO

4/13/2008 4:55:04 PM
Mmmaaaaaaaaaaate

I can't believe I haven't been here since the awards--------you guys were awesome
Jammers / Gods = 2 so you must be feeling the same as me!!

To settle myself I pretend that we got the noms but no awards ----that's how it usually is----!!
helps me get to sleep , and slow down-----I guess "back to normal" will come soon enough!!

Mutual back slapping

Rob


The Man With No Band

4/11/2008 11:41:39 PM
Buddha Baaaaaaaaaaaaby .. !!!
Congrats to the RiverGods !!!!!

 

       

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1/17/08...GREAT photo slideshow of the Rivergods' show at the Blue Collar Happy Hour in New London, CT...
....Thanks, Brandon!

12/12/07...the Rivergods' "Time Has Come" is now listed on Neil Young's \"Living With War Today\"





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****AIRWAVE EXCORIEE****
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