The Rapid River Boys are an Americana/Folk band from upstate New York. Founded in 2014, they took a raw style of Americana/Folk music to Cutting Room Studios in New York, NY. The Cutting Room sessions (later released as ‘Trek’) were cultivated into a collection of travel songs and then mastered by Tony Gilis who has worked with Steely Dan, Prince, Jay-Z, 3 Doors Down, and The Postal Service.
In 2015 the track “Fill Your Cup” from ‘Trek’ was featured on Roadtrip Nation and nationally televised on PBS. Since the release of their first full-length album “Animating Principle” in 2016, the Rapid River Boys have performed over 125 shows in 11 states, sharing the stage with acts like Tom Hamilton’s American Babies, The Burns Sisters, Bobby Sweet, Kate Purcell, Richie Sterns and Rosie Newton, and Cats Under the Stars. In 2018, The Rapid River Boys returned to Roadtrip Nation as Featured Musicians with their tracks “Sun and Moon” and “Pretty Song”.
The current lineup consists of Marty Horn (Mandolin/Vocals), Jon Stewart (Guitar/Vocals), and Natalya Cowilich (Viola). They are working on their second full-length album and continue to share their music with communities throughout the United States.