Monday, July 21, 2014

Live From Nowhere Ep. 2 (plus bonus videos)

Happy summer, folks!  It's here and it feels great.  This summer I've been fortunate to live above an ice cream shop that is across the street from the beach.  That's got its obvious advantages (when I actually get some free time)!  The new EP is well underway and entering the mastering process and we've got some big things lined up for the release party.  In the meantime, I want to share some new videos with you.

Last week I got another invitation to venture into the forgotten.  Check out episode 2 of Live From Nowhere:


 

Be sure to follow the link at the end for a couple of bonus videos featuring cover songs by The Felice Brothers and Joshua James.  

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Live From Nowhere Ep. 1 - Say Hello

The past few weeks have been particularly exhausting, but I would be lying if I said I haven't enjoyed it.  Last weekend, I shot down to Cape May. NJ for the 7th Annual Singer/Songwriter Cape May Conference.  The trip gave me the opportunity to see what a funky little town Cape May is, hear some great music and spend some time with some friends, new and old. 

After the haul back from Cape May on Sunday, I decided to kick this week off Monday morning with a venture into the unknown.  Here's the first installment of a series I'll be calling, 'Live From Nowhere.'  This one features a new song from my upcoming EP called, "Say Hello."


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Singer/Songwriter Cape May 2014

The past couple of months have been a bit of a blur.  There has been so much going on that I almost forgot to let y'all know I'll be heading' down to Cape May, NJ in a couple weeks for the annual Singer/Songwriter Cape May Conference.  The event hosts two days of workshops and panel discussions along with two nights of artist showcases.  This year I've been selected to perform at a showcase!



You can find me at the Pilot House on Saturday, March 29th at 8pm.  I'll definitely be bringing out some new tricks and tunes for this one.  Hope you can join us!  I'll be sure to take lots of video for all those who can't make it down.

For more information on the conference and tickets please visit: http://www.sscapemay.com/



Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Official Music Video Release - "Molotovs & Medicine"

In the winter of 2013, I was planning a big move from California to Massachusetts.  On top of all that, I was booking and planning a US tour and preparing for a month on the road in Germany.  Needless to say, I was a rather busy person around that time.  A few months prior to these plans, I had met Eric J. Vasquez, a director who had worked with some friends of mine on a music video.  We had agreed that we would like to work together and all of a sudden it was crunch time.

Eric and his team of amazing people really came through and did some amazing work.  Their ambition was high and we shot 2 music videos in 4.5 days.  We drove all over southern California from the beaches of Malibu to the a loft in DTLA and, hey, even my old apartment makes an appearance in there.

Before just letting you watch the video, I'd like to thank the amazing crew and all of my kick ass friends who came out and rocked with us for the party scenes.  I miss you all dearly and hope to see you again soon!


Friday, December 27, 2013

Happy New Year!

I hope y'all are having a wonderful holiday season.  As the beginning of a new year approaches, I felt the urge to give my fans something special to start things right.  So, I will be offering 100 free downloads of a brand new, fleshed-out version of "Your Heart Was Just the Start."  After recording the track for To The Bone, I hit the studio and recorded a new version filled with harmonies, keyboards, grill grates and even a cardboard box.

You can check out the track here: http://nicorivers.bandcamp.com/track/your-heart-was-just-the-start-fleshed-out-version

TO GET YOUR FREE DOWNLOAD - Just EMAIL HERE requesting your free download code and I will personally send you the code and download instructions!

Also, if you are in the north east this NYE, please come celebrate with myself and Some Damn Natives.  We will be performing at The Marshfield Tavern from 9pm-12:30am.  There will be FREE Apps & Champagne Toast, a Dance Contest w/ Prizes and best of all.....NO COVER! 

Find more info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/186987648171302/permalink/186995734837160/

Lastly, I would like to wish you all the best in the New Year.  May 2014 bring you great peace and happiness.  Let's show this world what we're made of.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Nico Rivers Live @ The Wildflower Cafe & 2013 Wrap Up

Howdy y'all!

2013 is quickly coming to a close.  It's been a fun ride this year.  It's crazy to look back and see all the places music has taken me this year.  In the beginning of this year I was wrapping up production on To The Bone which was released in March.  The release of the new EP kicked off a tour of the USA crossing from LA to Boston which was followed by a month-long venture to Europe.  In the midst of all of this I was also relocating to the Northeast.  I landed in Boston in May and have had some great times already!

It all seemed so far away in the December of 2012.  As I reflect with one eye on the past, the other is focused on the ever-approaching future.  I've got a lot of irons in the fire - a couple of music videos in mid-production, gigs lined up throughout the spring and new songs written, demoed and ready for the recording process.  I'm very excited to shift gears and do it all over again!

Let's not forget, there's still some of 2013 left to share!  This Saturday, December 14th, I'll be playing two sets of music at Wildflower Cafe in Duxbury, MA.  Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1396628810583011/



Hope to see y'all out there!

Happy Holidays,
Nico