Wake Up: Unplugged! Meet River Glen!
Y105 invites you to tune in just after 8am this morning to meet local musician River Glen during Wake Up: Unplugged!
According to his website:
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 lyrically driven music that blends elements of Folk, Pop, Rock, and Hip-Hop. His 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 published two albums and an EP (Nothing is Too Little, Pull My Hair, The Raleigh EP) since 2012, and is laying the ground work for his third studio album.
We'll visit with River this morning and he'll treat us to a special acoustic performance, then you can join him tonight for his appearance at The Smokestack on East 7th Street in Dubuque as part of his Goin' Home Again Tour.
Tune in and check it out after 8am on Y105!