September 02, 2016

9:00 PM


Rusty Rail Brewing Company
5 North Eighth Street, Suite 1
Mifflinburg, PA

Rivers is an all-acoustic trio. Whether playing in or out on the streets this group changes it up and throws it down with surprising song and sound. Indie meet folk, folk meet pop and pop meet Rivers.

Rivers is a smattering of genre-bending sounds—tapping into folk rock, pop, funk, blues, chamber pop, Americana, roots rock and alternative—that make up a fluid and dynamic indie folk style. But, when you think you can put a finger on their overall sound, Rivers keeps you guessing. That’s the beauty of their music. After just two short years of playing together, Joe Schaefer, 25, Matt Sinkovitz, 31, and Vincent Yarnell, 25, are eagerly working to get their distinctive folk amalgamation into the eardrums of as many people as possible. “People really love our music,” said Sinkovitz, the percussionist. “It’s amazing to share what you’ve created with people and get such a positive response. It makes you feel like you are doing something right. We have kids sitting around us at farmers markets, and we play senior homes. We can hold it down for most audiences.”

They regularly play at some favorite local spots— Appalachian Brewing Co., Little Amps, Suba and The MakeSpace in Harrisburg, as well as the fourth Monday of every month at Andalusia Tapas Bar in their hometown of Carlisle. They’re also picking up gigs at bars, restaurants, markets and festivals in places like Philadelphia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

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