The Riverbreaks is a rock band known for its rowdy shows, raw emotion, and lyrical depth. Formed in 2009 around songs Ryan Bailey (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 Bailey, Jesse Prentice-Dunn (guitar), Andrew Satten (keys), 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 (EP out now, full length album out in 2017) 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, Caney Fork River (release date TBD), was recorded with producer/drummer Ken Coomer (Wilco) and is full of field recordings, haunting pedal steel, and tasteful guitar by Sons of Bill’s Sam Wilson. A third, almost completed project is in the works with multi-instrumentalist/producer Jon Estes. Expect music from all three projects soon.
How Still Is the Night, the new EP released on December 8, 2017.
Wildfire (2013), produced by Chris Stamey.
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
Tell the Girls
from the album Wildfire
Official Music Video / Art by Rachel Briggs, Directed by Will Holland
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