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Passages 04:49
One For All 03:52
On The Beach 07:24


The Rivergods make a full return to their roots on Passages, their seventh studio release, following up 2017's State of the Union. Passages will be released Friday, August 28 for streaming and download on all major music platforms including Spotify, ITunes, Pandora, Google Play, YouTube and Bandcamp.

From the anthemic opening chords of "Tropical Depression" to the traditional country lilt of "Breakfast in Bed" to the Stones-y bar romp of "Yankee Rant (Stay)," Passages covers a wide terrain of Americana, rock and country music territory. Passages features nine new original Rivergods' songs, and closes with their first-ever studio cover on one of their own albums, a haunting take on Neil Young's "On the Beach," sung by vocalist Nancy Parent.

Passages was recorded at PWOP Studios in New London, CT by producer Carl Franklin, who also was at the helm for 2017's State of the Union. Recorded live in the studio in 2019 with some minor overdubs in early 2020, mixing was done sporadically and remotely throughout the spring/summer of 2020, due to COVID-19. 

We hope you enjoy this album as much as we enjoyed making it!


released August 28, 2020

Produced by Carl Franklin, Ben Parent and Nancy Parent

All songs:
Words/Music by Ben Parent*
©2020 Ben Parent/Good Sponge Music
Arranged by the Rivergods
*except "On The Beach"
Words/Music by Neil Young
© Broken Arrow Music (ASCAP)
Used with permission (ESL/IDBLM)
License # 869921

The Rivergods are:
Ben Parent - vocals, lead/electric guitars, harmonica
Nancy Parent- vocals, acoustic guitars, tambourine
Bil Groth- piano, organ, wurlitzer
Chris Debiasi - drum kit
Mark Gehret - electric/upright bass

With special guests:
Joseph "Butch" Rovan - tenor sax (6)
Carl Franklins - Resonator slide guitar (7)

Recorded/mixed by Carl Franklin at Pwop Studios
New London, CT
Base tracks recorded live May 2019
Vocals/dubs December 2019-January 2020
Mixed Spring/Summer 2020

Design/Cover photography: Good Sponge

Dedicated to Karen Cashman



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The Rivergods New London, Connecticut

The Rivergods are an original band based in southeastern CT that has played its own heartfelt harmony-rich folky/rootsy/rockish music (and occasionally others) since 1997. The Rivergods are fronted by husband/wife songwriters, Ben and Nancy Parent, and the band includes some of the finest, most talented players in the region. We have several albums out… available right here on Bandcamp! Enjoy. ... more

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