Oklahoma Gazette interviews The River Monks

Oklahoma Gazette interviews The River Monks in advance of their show at Blue Note Lounge this Saturday:

The River Monks are proud of their Iowa home, with its big, open plains and tight-knit communities. That terrain is stamped all over the six-piece’s broad, lush take on soaring folk music. Its harmonies are found in the wind sweeping through its bountiful cornfields, and the airy, star-dotted skies offer a vast canvas on which to paint with its whispered melodies and layered orchestration.

Read the interview here!

// The River Monks media page //

Lawrence Journal-World previews The River Monks show

Lawrence Journal-World previews The River Monks show tonight at Jazzhaus!

Des Moines folk pop sextet is on a seven-week tour to support its sophomore full-length album “Home Is The House.” The record mastered by Doug Van Sloun (Bright Eyes, Cursive, Tokyo Police Club, Damien Jurado), the group is praised for its lush, layered harmonies, sunny instrumentation and driving percussion. The optimism laced in the music will have you smiling along to each track without even knowing it. The six — frontman Ryan Stier, Joel Gettys on percussion, Drew Rauch on bass, Mallory Heggen on trumpet, Nicholas Frampton on guitar, Tommy Boynton on banjo — all contribute vocally, constantly experimenting with various instruments and arrangements, resulting in organic builds and swells.

Read the preview here.

// The River Monks media page //