April 24th, 2020 8:30pm Stage 3
Martin Rivas of Serious Pilgrim
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, 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 seven 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, Rachel Platten, 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.
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.
Fatherhood has introduced Martin to his greatest passion of all, and while he is savoring every possible second with his new pal, he found the time to produce and release his seventh album, The Agreeable Passage of Time (along with several singles), available now.