The Riverbreaks


The Riverbreaks is a rock band known for its rowdy shows, raw emotion, and lyrical depth. Formed in 2009 around songs Ryan (lead singer) wrote in Central America during the Peace Corps, the band quickly developed a strong following in their home base of Washington, D.C. In 2012, they traveled to Chapel Hill, N.C., where many of the band members originally met at UNC, to work with acclaimed producer Chris Stamey (Whiskeytown, Roman Candle). The resulting album, Wildfire, featured long-term members Ryan, Jesse Prentice-Dunn (guitar), Andrew Satten (keyboard), Neela Rajendra (violin), and Drew Ball (bass), and was named a Top 10 Album of the Year by the Sun Herald. The band kicked off their Wildfire album release tour at D.C.’s prestigious Kennedy Center, and ultimately covered 20+ states, Canada, and Europe.


In 2014, Ryan relocated to his hometown of Nashville, TN, where he began work on several upcoming albums. The first, How Still Is the Night (March 18 2019 release) was produced by Skylar Wilson (Justin Townes Earle) and Jordan Lehning (Andrew Combs), and features gorgeous strings, a powerful horn section, and members of Steelism. The second, Canyons (single out now, album out Fall 2019), was recorded with producer/drummer Ken Coomer (Wilco) and is full of field recordings and haunting pedal steel. A third, Haunted Country Deluxe (2020 release), is in the works with multi-instrumentalist/producer Jon Estes.




How Still Is the Night (March 2019). Produced by Jordan Lehning and Skylar Wilson. 
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Wildfire (2013), produced by Chris Stamey. 
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Fr Dec 06 2019 Raleigh, NC Slim’s

Sat May 11 2019 Copenhagen, DK Drop Inn
Fri May 10 2019 Göteborg, SE Beerbliotek
Thu May 09 2019 Kristinehamn, SE Mastmagasinet
Tue May 07 2019 Stockholm, SE Musslan
Mon May 06 2019 Oslo, NO Cafe Sør
Sat Mar 23 2019 Washington, DC Union Stage - Tickets
Sat Jan 05 2019 New Haven, CT Stella Blues
Fri Jan 04 2019 Providence, RI Alchemy
Sat Jun 30 2018         Trieste, IT           Dai Dai
Fri Jun 29 2018         Ljubljana, SL       Prulček
Thu Jun 28 2018         Villach, AT           The White Rabbit
Wed Jun 27 2018         Innsbruck, AT        The Early Bird
Tue Jun 26 2018         Interlaken, CH    Balmers
Sat Jun 23 2018         Munich, DE            The Tent
Sun Apr 29 2018         Raleigh, NC           Deep South w/ Debonzo Brothers
Sat Apr 28 2018         Washington, DC        Pearl Street Warehouse - Buy Tickets
Fri Apr 27 2018         New York, NY          Pianos
Thu Apr 26 2018         Newark, DE            Homegrown
Sat Mar 24 2018         Denver, CO            Barfly
Thu Oct 26 2017         Durham, NC            The Pinhook
Sun Sep 10 2017         Montreal, Canada      Divan Orange
Sat Sep 09 2017         Ottawa, Canada        Avant-Garde
Fri Sep 08 2017         Quebec City, Canada   Ninkasi
Sat Dec 3  2016         Washington, DC        Gypsy Sally's
Sat Mar 19 2016         Barcelona, Spain      El Paraigua
Fri Mar 18 2016         Mataró, Spain         Renegade
Thu Mar 17 2016         Lyon, France          Le Sirius
Tue Mar 15 2016         Paris, France         Pop In
Mon Mar 14 2016         Amsterdam, NL         The Waterhole
Sun Mar 13 2016         London, England       The Barfly
Sat Mar 12 2016         Brighton, England     The Bee's Mouth
Sat Feb 28 2015         Washington, DC        Gypsy Sally's
Fri Feb 27 2015         Philadelphia, PA      Little Berlin
Sat Aug 30 2014         Burlington, VT        Radio Bean
Fri Aug 29 2014         Portsmouth, NH        Blue Mermaid
Thu Aug 28 2014         Portland, ME          Local Sprouts
Fri Mar 14 2014         Port Townsend, WA     The Boiler Room
Thu Mar 13 2014         Seattle, WA           Royal Room
Tue Mar 11 2014         Portland, OR          Duff's Garage
Mon Mar 10 2014         San Francisco, CA     Elbo Room
Sun Mar 9  2014         Morro Bay, CA         Otter Rock
Sat Mar 8  2014         San Luis Obispo, CA   Linnaea's Cafe
Fri Mar 7  2014         Los Angeles, CA       Room 5
Sat Dec 7  2013         Philadelphia, PA      The Fire
Fri Dec 6  2013         Washington, DC        Black Cat
Fri Aug 9  2013         Arlington, VA         Iota Club
Sat Jun 1  2013         Washington, DC        DC9
Fri Apr 26 2013         Nashville, TN         The Basement
Wed Mar 27 2013         Washington, DC        DC9 (with Mount Moriah)
Sat Feb 02 2013         New York, NY          The Living Room
Fri Feb 01 2013         Washington, DC        The Kennedy Center (Wildfire Album Release)


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Canyons - Single, Produced by Ken Coomer

Tell the Girls - Art by Rachel Briggs, Directed by Will Holland


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