The River Band

The River Band

 Spearfish, South Dakota, USA

The River Band is a modern worship band from Spearfish, SD, with alternative rock and folk influences. Veering slightly from the contemporary worship model, they bring a refreshing sound while focusing on praising the Creator and Savior.


The River Band has taken several forms and had many members over the past five years or so. The current lineup has been playing together for the past two years or so, leading weekly college services at The River ministry in Spearfish, SD, as well as retreats and a couple local fundraisers for events and most recently for Zion Lutheran school in Rapid City.

They are influenced by a vast variety of music due to the vast musical tastes of the members, but generally stem from alternative rock and indie folk. Their greatest influences among worshippers are Gungor, David Crowder, Leeland, John Mark McMillan, and Jesus Culture.