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Summer 2013
We've been taking a hiatus from performing this summer to recharge, spend time with our families and just enjoy the summer. Don't worry though, we're still picking and singing here and there! Sam, Adrienne and Kim went to see The Greencards perform in Santa Cruz last night and I know they'll come back inspired! ~Abby

Benefit Concert
Howdy everyone! We want to let you know that Rivertown will be playing a benefit concert along with two other bands for Linnea Lomax on August 5th, 2012. There will be a dinner, live music and a silent auction all for the price of $10! The event starts at 5:30 PM, and will be happening at the Cold Springs Community Church, 2600 Cold Springs Rd., Placerville,CA 95667.

Join us for some good food and good music and be part of the search for Linnea.

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El Dorado County Fair June 14th, 2012
Howdy folks,
Just wanted to let you know that Rivertown will be playing at the El Dorado County Fair on June 14th at the Tiki Stage at 1:30PM, 3PM, and 4:45PM. We will not be able to play again until the fall, so come out and see us at the fair. Go to the fair website to see what all the doings are!

March 2012
Well, Rivertown has been having a long winter/spring. Hope everyone out there has been hearing good music and having a good time. Rivertown has been making music, recording music and practicing. We are still out here, busy with school and work, but singing, too.

Infamous Stringdusters
Hey, we are still out here, though we have been busy with mundanity rather than music, but we did get out of our little cages to go and absorb some acoustic sound last week.
Wow, it is hard to be too effusive about the Infamous Stringdusters. Some of us Rivertowners were able to go to the wonderful Miner's Foundry in Nevada City to see them perform on Wednesday, November 16th. The Stringdusters did not disappoint, as they took over the stage and played their amazing brand of acoustic and bluegrass music. Every player a virtuoso on his instrument, and all of them amazed by each other, combined to envelop us in a wall of acoustic bliss. I think each one of us went away inspired and maybe a little discouraged, inspired to play more music, to try harder, to keep stretching ourselves, and discouraged because the Stringdusters raise the bar so HIGH!
All in all, we had a great time watching some of the best players out there.
Signing off for Rivertown,
Mom Hoel

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass was amazing! We went on Friday, and found the Banjo stage mobbed for the Seldom Scene. The sweet sounds of their harmony wafted through sunny Golden Gate Park and made me feel at home :-) We also saw Del McCoury and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band play. As always, Del and the band put on an energetic show. The man is a pro and an inspiration.
Robert Plant and the Band of Joy closed out the day at the Banjo Stage to a roaring, feeling no pain, want to have a good time, mass of people. Buddy Miller did a song and owned the audience, and then Robert Plant, Patty Griffin, and Buddy Miller did a number with three or four part harmony at the end of which the crowd just went wild. We got out of there after that and escaped the city by the bay just before everyone else to return to our little cabin in the woods. :-)

Rivertown Autumn
Hi All,
Thanks to all that have been coming to our gigs this summer! You made performing a whole lot more rewarding :-)
We don't have any upcoming gigs right now, but we will be busy with our repertoire and our recording project. Keep stopping by the website or our facebook page to see if we have added any gigs for the fall and winter.
Some of us will be going to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Francisco September 30th -October 2nd. Check out their website to see all the amazing bands that will be there. I am hoping to see Buddy Miller, Del McCoury, Patty Griffith, Emmy Lou Harris, and a lot of other amazing performers.
Stay busy, make some money, keep listening to good music, and come out and see us when we are playing!!
Kim Hoel

4th of July in the "real" small town, Garden Valley!
4th of July in Garden Valley was the best. We love living here, and playing for our friends and neighbors! The day was a bit on the warm side, but the sound was good, and lots of folks came out to celebrate our Independence day.

El Dorado County Fair 2011
A big THANK YOU! to all of you that came to see us at the 2011 Rockin' and Wranglin' El Dorado County Fair! The fair was epic, the weather was amazing, and our audience was the best! We had a great time playing for you, and we hope you'll come and see us again soon!

Marco's Cafe
We had a great time playing at Marco's Cafe in Coloma on Friday night, June 3rd. The food was good, the weather held, and the fun loving souls at Marco's cafe were a great audience. We will be playing there again on Saturday,June 25th, so come out to enjoy some great food, good music, and great summertime fun Rivertown style. :-)

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The Rivertown bluegrass band is a young, high energy bluegrass band based in Northern California. The band was established in 2002 under the name Farm Fresh and has been active in the California music scene since then, playing festivals, conferences, and private events around the state. They released their debut album Southbound Train in 2008 under the name Farm Fresh.

​​Listening to Rivertown you will hear traditional bluegrass tunes like Little Sadie and Foggy Mountain Breakdown, crowd favorites like Dueling Banjos and Man of Constant Sorrow, as well as more progressive tunes, gospel 4-part harmony, oldies covers, and of course their own originals, written by band members Sam, Ruth and Kim. It all combines for a fresh and unique mix of acoustic homegrown music.