Martin Rivas - Live from Rockwood Music Hall

January 28th, 2021 8pm   Stage 2

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Live From Rockwood Music Hall shows take place from Stage 2 at Rockwood Music Hall, with 100% of the audience viewing from the comfort of their own home.

Other than the digital nature of this event, treat it as any other concert! These livestreams will be presented with 1080p HD multi-camera video, and soundboard-quality audio piped directly into your speakers (or headphones).

Upon purchasing a ticket, you will receive an email confirmation and access to the stream on this website.

Can’t make the live show? No problem! The purchaser-specific ticket link will give you access to the live stream, AND allow you to watch the show at your own pace up to 48 hours from the end of the show!

Tickets are $15 – please note the flexible pricing, and tipping options for venue and/or artist(s) within the stream.

Thank you for your continued support!

Martin Rivas

Martin Rivas has sought himself in sound from the moment he fell in love with music at age 3. His first 45 purchase, "Soul Makossa," by Manu Dibango, was placed up on the kitchen windowsill for safe keeping when he headed off to kindergarten. Upon arriving home, he found the record to be as warped as a sine wave thanks to the bright sunshine pouring upon it all day. Lesson learned. Take good care of music, and music will take good care of you.

Blending disparate elements such as ’60s soul, improvised sonic experimentation, and garage rock with a distinctly modern folk edge to create a sound that is both instantly inviting and exceptionally deep (avant-folk-soul, if you will), Martin's songs practically smile at you from the speakers, even when that smile masks a bit of angst, or longing, or searing hurt. His lyric writing has served as his personal method of therapy for a few decades now, and it seems to be working, for him, and perhaps for the devoted listeners he has shared his music with over the years, because they ain't abandoned him yet.

Martin has released a total of eight solo albums, and he has shared stage and studio with a wildly varied palette of artists the likes of Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, Yoko Ono, Aimee Mann, Joan Jett, Dave Chappelle, A Great Big World, Dar Williams, Ingrid Michaelson, Greg Holden, Rosanne Cash, Nicole Atkins, Gov’t Mule, Loudon Wainwright III, Garland Jeffreys, Marshall Crenshaw and many many more on stages in the United States, the UK, Ireland, and continental Europe. He proudly served for several years as pop sensation Rachel Platten’s guitarist and co-conspirator.

Martin’s sixth album, Reliquary, features “Your Heart Will Be Broken Again,” the 2013 Independent Music Award Vox Populi winner for Best Adult-Contemporary Song, and “C’mon While We’re Young,” which was featured on Oxfam America’s Oxfam Summer Jams 2012 compilation, alongside Brendan Benson, Nada Surf, Beat Connection, and more underground artists.

Fatherhood has introduced Martin to his greatest passion of all, and while he is savoring every possible second with his relatively new pal, he’s found the time to produce and release his seventh and eighth albums, The Agreeable Passage of Time, and Ends and Odds Vol. 1, both which subconsciously chronicle the profound simplicity of these moments he's currently immersed within.