with Chris Cassaday

LiveNation Presents @ Songbyrd
Downstairs, All Ages

DOORS: 7:00 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM

$10 / $12



LiveNation Presents at Songbyrd Music House

Friday July 14, 2017




Wild Rivers is an indie folk quartet from Toronto, Canada. Born out of Devan Glover (vocals) and Khalid Yassein’s (vocals, guitar) eponymous Kingston-based duo “Devan & Khalid”, Wild Rivers took on a life of its own with the addition of Ben Labenski (drums) and Andrew Oliver (bass, guitar) in 2015, carving out a name as one of Canada’s most exciting young acts. With influences drawn from such iconic music legends as James Taylor and Fleetwood Mac, Wild Rivers captivates with the magnetism that only the chemistry of a male/female duo can produce. Melding a classic feel with their own refreshing spin, Wild Rivers manages to honour those that leave them inspired while producing songs that are uniquely meaningful, with contemporary pop appeal. Drawing comparisons to such modern acts as The Civil Wars and Houndmouth, Wild Rivers are forging a path through the Canadian folk scene and beyond, consistently packing venues and attaining new and loyal fans along the way. They released their self-titled debut album in April 2016, and it is available everywhere now!


Chris Cassaday is a folk-funk singer/songwriter from Arlington, Virginia. Over the past 4 years, Chris has performed at hundreds of different venues in Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Florida and even Hawaii. He graduated from James Madison University where he regularly performed as a solo acoustic act, as well as with several different bands. Since leaving JMU, music has become more than just a hobby for Chris, but rather Chris's passion and second job. In the past year alone, Chris has played over 100 shows at some of the best venues the Washington DC area has to offer, including but not limited to: Gypsy Sally's, The Velvet Lounge, IOTA, and The Bullpen at National's Park. Chris has done many local radio and cable access performances, such as performing on "Potluck", a local cable access musical program, and being featured on "Voices From The DMV", a radio show airing on 96.7 FM Arlington. Most recently, Chris was interviewed and performed on CBS radio's "Weekend Round-Up" podcast. The performance/interview aired on 7 different CBS radio stations around the country.  Chris's live performances include the use of a looper pedal and other interesting effects, giving his solo performances a one-man-band type of appeal and the ability to keep large crowds entertained and dancing.