A River Runs Thru It – Interview

A River Runs Thru It – Interview

Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (

PD: What type of artist are you?

ARRTI: We are best described as an Alternative Rock, Post-Hardcore, Emo, Energetic Pop Punk Band!


PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

ARRTI: We started in a Butte Montana, In A formation of Michael Smith’s (Vocals) former band Breaking up. About the same time as mine (JB Smith/Guitar) and Milan Garcia’s (Guitar) first band breaking up about the same time. We came together in replacement of my former singer but as other members exited the band we decided it’s best to just be a new fresh sound! Later on our high School Friend Cody Peterson (Bass) joined the band and lead up to be the best group of people I have ever worked with to this day.


PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

ARRTI: Taking Back Sunday is huge Collectively! We all have a lot of individual influences


PD: What are your dreams and goals?

ARRTI: Our dreams is to just make a living writing songs, To travel the world and Influence people like our heroes did for us


PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?

ARRTI: Music in this band is really a collective thing. A personal Dynamic of mine is I (JB Smith/Guitar) write the music to a song my brother the Lead singer (Michael Smith) writes lyrics. Then I Let the rest of the band have at it to make it into its own beast we call “A River Runs Thru It!”


PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

ARRTI: Locally we work with a lot of people that help out with shows with Flyers and Media post exc. There is nothing like personal conversations to make any impression on people


PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

ARRTI: Times have changed with streaming and being able to download anything you want online but in my mind streaming music is the way to go. Now a days when you have a huge library of anything to get on the internet its easier for people to pay $10 dollars a month for unlimited music instead of stealing it on the internet. Music should always be something with easy access.


PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

ARRTI: Cheese Burgers In Paradise. I don’t think that one needs explaining


PD: What are some of your pet peeves?

ARRTI: Drinks on my guitar amp. Milan (Guitar) always spills drinks so it freaks me out so bad


PD: What is your proudest moment in music?

ARRTI: So far we are really proud of our new song we dropped “I’ve Got A Bad Feeling About This” but we are so proud of our new songs we are currently writing for our upcoming ep. I hope we get a similar reaction because we have put a lot of time and effort into them.


PD: So what are you working on at the moment?

ARRTI: Debut Album! Really Excited to get this thing out there I just want people to here this one! People can Have it! Download it whatever! I just want people to hear it and I don’t want to have any obstacles on doing so


PD: Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.

ARRTI: So we just played a killer show with some amazing dudes called “The Home Team” We are planing to stay busy this Summer mostly with getting this Album Recorded. As soon as we are done with that we are hitting the road and pretty much never gonna Leave! So please hit us up on any of our social media platforms we will be dropping those details there. Give us a follow on whatever platform you use because once we announce our tour, We will have some amazing bands with us that you won’t want to miss!

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