New Folk – Paul Sachs – Oil Town


The other day I was checking out the Roots Music Folk Music Chart and there at number 22 was a name I didn’t recognize Paul Sachs. Now if I had attended the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival I would have known the name because this New York City Singer-Songwriter was named the Festivals Emerging Artist.  Anyway, I’ve been listening to the album over the last week and I agree with the following:

Paul Sachs’ new CD, “Oil Town,” is an impressive collection of from-the-heart songs, sung with grit and passion–and the right amount of grace. He writes insightful songs and sings them the way he envisioned them to be sung. This CD is well-produced, with just enough accompaniment to accentuate Paul’s music, bringing his strong, clear vocals to the forefront. Paul makes his mentor, the late Jack Hardy, proud of him with this one. –Wanda Fischer, Producer/Host, “The Hudson River Sampler,”WAMC-FM/Northeast Public Radio

Paul says this about his music: ” I sing Urban acoustic/folk songs in the tradition of Harry Chapin and Springsteen”. The songs on the album range from “Dirty Trucks about a truck driver hauling illegal to the title track “Oil Town” which tells the story of a town dealing with the effects of the BP Oil spill. In between there are songs dealing with “City Weddings” , yearning to be “Crazy Again” and Wall Street in “Great Gatsby Days’ .

Si if you’ve never heard Paul Sachs’ music check him outat CDBaby:Paul Sachs

Here’s one my favorites from the album “Durty Trucks”