Address: Dubuque, IA, USA
"His words and vocals are reminiscent of Brett Dennen, from the idealism and social commentary to the balladeer crooning and wide tonal range." -Julien's Journal // River's Story: River Glen Breitbach was born in 1989 at Four Mounds, an Indian burial ground, along the Mississippi River (after which he is named). He began his musical career at the age of 2 on the violin. As he grew, his family nurtured his love for music and performance. They formed a family band, The One Hat Band, which had modest beginnings playing street corners in Galena, Illinois before blossoming into the widely-recognized and well-loved folksy-family sound that is now synonymous with the Breitbach name in the greater Dubuque area. In 2004, River formed his own band, River and the Tributaries. What started as a group of high school buddies quickly evolved into something of a phenomenon: Riv and the Tribs became a sensation from the banks of the Mississippi, winning the VEISHA Battle of the Bands, appearing on various Iowa Public Radio programs, touring nationally, and recording two albums between 2004-2009. River, a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, makes music that is lyrically driven and blends elements of Folk, Pop, Rock, and Hip-Hop. River's performances are extremely honest, heartfelt, humble, and inclusive. His talent and professionalism are serious, yet River is playful to the point that not even he knows where the music will go in any given show. River has released two albums and an EP since 2012 and is laying the groundwork for his third studio album. Check www.RiverGlenMusic.com to find upcoming performances across the Midwest of River solo or with his full band.