The River Pilots
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The River Pilots

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | AFM

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | AFM
Band World Acoustic


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"#10 on Canadian University radio charts" -

"#1 on Guleph Jazz Chart" -

"Played on CBC Radio One" -

"#3 in Lethbridge Alberta" -

"#2 in Toronto" -

"#2 in Ottawa" -

"#5 in St. Catharines" -

"#20 in Kingston ON" -

"#5 in Kamloops B.C"

Top 10 Jazz Albums
1)God Made Me Funky* - Enter the Beat (Independent)
2)Brad Mehldau Trio – Live (Nonesuch)
3)Julie Blue* - One of a Kind Woman (Independent)
4)Chris Tarry Group* - Almost Certainly Dreaming
(Cellar Live)

5)The River Pilots* - The Unexpected Adventures Of...

6)Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath – Eclipse at
Dawn (Cuneiform)
7)Eric Byrd Trio – Brother Ray (Foxhaven)
8)Chris Gestrin* - After the City Has Gone: Quiet
9)Fabian Zone Trio – The Masters Return (CAP)
10)Rob Brown Ensemble – Crown Trunk Root Funk (Aum
Fidelity) - CFBX 92.5 FM

"#5 in Calgary Alberta"

Top Experimental for Week Ending April 28, 2008


1. Tickley Feather - Tickley Feather (Paw Tracks)
2. Ecstatic Sunshine - Way (Cardboard)
3. Cloudland Canyon - Lie In Light (Kranky)
4. Christopher Bissonette* - In Between Words (Kranky)
5. Music For Money* - Music For Money (Independent)
6. The River Pilots - The Unexpected Adventures Of� (Independent)
7. Steven Hess/Miles Tilmann - Departure (Other Electricities)
8. Spires That In The Sunset Rise - This Is Fire (Secret Eye)
9. Exceptor - Debt Dept (Paw Tracks)
10. Fuck Buttons - Street Horrsing (ATP) -


The Unexpected Adventures Of... (2007)

*Nominated in two categories, Best World Music Song, and Best Country Music Song, at the 2008 Ontario Independent Music awards.

*Charted extensively across Canada on the Canadian University Jazz charts, reaching #10 on the national chart in April 2008.

The Unexpected Adventures Of.. has also been played on CBC radio one on the following shows:

Disc Drive
Sunday Edititon
Fresh Air

Film Credits
2008 Maybe I'm Dead *screened at the 2008 Hamilton Fringe Festival
2008 Tyranus Star



2007 Juno Award Nominee Todd Porter releases album with new band “The River Pilots”

After two years of touring coast to coast with Afro beat band “Mr. Something Something,” Todd Porter has joined forces with Carlie Howell, Daniel Howlett and Tanya Matthews to form “The River Pilots.” This is a collective of the best up and coming composer/performers in Toronto. These musicians have shared the stage with acts such as Sarah McLachlan, Blue Rodeo, Lorena McKennitt, Chris Potter, and Sarah Harmer. As the River Pilots they have consistently played to capacity crowds including a sold out opening slot for 70's Folk Rock group "America" in January 2009 and 2008 Winterfolk and Oakville festivals as well as the 2007 Toronto International Jazz Festival.

Their debut album “The Unexpected Adventures of..” covers huge creative and sonic territory, and was nominated for two Ontario Independent Music Awards in 2008, as well as reaching #10 on the Canadian College Radio Jazz charts. The music is fresh and alive, recorded with no overdubs, edits, or added effects. They take audiences on a journey across the globe and into the soul with saxophones, guitars, banjo, acoustic bass, world drums, percussion and more. The River Pilots are a decadent auditory experience not to be missed.