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Fueled by a volatile blend of emotion, experience, imagination and intuition, Nico Rivers has been haunting the stage since his youth. After spending his childhood on the ghostly shores of Massachusetts, Rivers packed his car full of guitars and a few sentimental possessions and turned his boots west.
After wandering back and forth across the United States a few times, he planted new roots in Los Angeles in 2009 when he formed the group Pine Mountain Casket. For the next couple of years, The Casket stamped their footprints throughout Southern California with a unique taste of Americana, Blues and Indie Rock before going their separate ways in late 2011.
When the dust had cleared, Nico quickly set to work on his first solo EP, Thicker Than Water, which was released in March 2012. After the release, Rivers hit the road as a one-man band, playing up to five instruments at once. In the midst of touring, Nico visited his friend, Jorge Naboa, at SAE Studios in Hollywood, CA, where they cut his second EP, To The Bone. This time around, Nico wanted to capture the raw emotion of his new setup, so they tracked the EP live. To The Bone was released in March 2013, followed by a tour of the US and Europe.
After a couple months on the road, the songwriter returned to his hometown of Marshfield, MA where he wrote and recorded a new EP, Say Hello! Much of the new EP was inspired by the life he had returned to and the changes that effected his view of his past. The Say Hello! EP is set to release in August 2014.