"Blurring the lines between indie rock and folk, Boston singer/songwriter Nico Rivers exudes a raw passion through his music." - Rob Duguay - Vanyaland (2017)

 

"Nico and crew manage to span a host of landscapes through their exploration of differing sounds and emotions." - Brian Carroll - Red Line Roots (2017)

 

“Nico's performance is electrifying - with songs & lyrics that are so honest that every performance feels intimate.” Conor Loughman -The Brain Trust (2015)

 

 "Truly addictive and artistic." - Bryon William - Indie Spoonful (2017)

music short bio

One of the only known constants in the universe is transformation. All that is was and will some day again be something else. Nico Rivers is a Boston-based singer/songwriter with a knack for transformation.

 

Since hitting the road in 2011, Rivers has released 3 EPs and toured throughout the US & Europe including stops at many festivals and events including SXSW, SS Cape May, Club Passim’s Campfire. Festival and many more.

 

In 2016, Rivers began working with the backing group, The Black Grass. The formation of the group, as well as the songs are under a constant state of evolution.

videos
"tidal wave" - official video "the wheel" - tiny desk 2018
"ghosts" - live in plymouth, ma "oildrips" - live in-studio
festivals & venues radio & podcasts
  • South by Southwest
  • Club Passim Campfire Fest
  • Singer/Songwriter Cape May
  • Elm City Must Fest
  • Breminale
  • House of Blues Hollywood
  • Rockwood Music Hall
  • Middle East Upstairs
  • Lizard Lounge
  • Blue (Portland, ME)
  • Radio Bean
  • WERS 88.9FM
  • WAAF 107.3FM
  • WATD 95.9FM
  • WRVU
  • 92.5FM The River
  • WEMF
  • 87.8FM Radio Jade (DE)
  • Radio Centraal (BEL)
long bio

One of the only known constants in the universe is transformation. All that is was and will some day again be something else. Nico Rivers is a Boston-based singer/songwriter with a knack for transformation. He cut his teeth performing throughout Massachusetts as a teenager. After cutting a few basement records, Rivers quickly developed a love for the production process. This led to a degree in audio production from Emerson College and a move to Los Angeles. It was here that the songwriter really began to hone his craft.

 

While in LA, Rivers worked at Eastwest Studios (formerly Cello, United Western) and TTG Studios. Throughout this time he was writing and performing with the rock group, Pine Mountain Casket. In 2011, he decided it was time to hit the road as a solo artist and since then he has released 3 EPs and toured throughout the US & Europe including stops at many festivals and events including SXSW, SS Cape May, Club Passim’s Campfire. Festival and many more.

 

Whether he is performing with a guitar, his one-man band setup or with a full band, Rivers puts his all into his stagework. “Nico's performance is electrifying - with songs & lyrics that are so honest that every performance feels intimate,” say Connor Loughman (founder of The Brain Trust production & marketing). Nico is currently based out of Boston, MA and can be found throughout the Northeast performing solo or backed by a revolving cast of musicians known as The Black Grass.