The gift of song comes as naturally to Earl as breath. He was drawn to music early, beginning his formal vocal training with the Singing Boys of the San Francisco Bay at age 8. The intervening decades have been a powerful musical journey.
He has excelled in musical styles including classical singing, musical theater, a cappella, folk-rock, and Latin American Trova. At age 14, while in his mother’s native country of Argentina, he learned guitar, enabling him to provide his own accompaniment. Then in 2007, to embrace his full potential, he began to study voice with private teachers. Although, substantially blinded by a drunk driver at the age of four months, his voice sees the passion in every song.
The result is an artist who is nuanced, seasoned, and versatile. In his career, he has shared his musical gifts with innumerable audiences in many settings. Whether serenading an intimate gathering or filling a church with his powerful voice, the depth, skill, and passion of his performance never fails to captivate his audience.
Whatever the setting, whatever the style, whatever the moment, it is always more memorable with his remarkable voice as a part of it. Earl Jon Rivard is a tenor for all occasions.