Lyrical and gritty acoustic/folk songs. Real working man's music with sidewalks and subway dirt thrown in.
Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competition winner 2013
Wildflower Songwriting competition 2013
Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competition finalist 2012
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist finalist 2011
Oil Town is named one of the top Folk albums of 2011 on both the Folk DJ list and Roots Music Report
Debuted at # 7 on Roots Music Report's NY: Roots Radio Airplay and has remained on the chart for 12 weeks
Top 40 Charts at: WFDU (NJ); WVIA (PA); KBCS (WA) - peaking at # 4; KZSU (UT) and WAGS (SC) - charting at # 1
Played over 125 stations (including simulcasts) in over 25 states nationwide. It has also been played Internationally in Australia, Canada, Germany, The Netherlands, and New Zealand.
Reviews for Oil Town:
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
"With a country crooner's voice and a folk songwriter's soul, Paul Sachs is in tune with our uncertain times in the 21st century. On 'Oil Town,' he sets an unflinching eye on rusted dreams, frayed lives, corporate evil-doers, and the smaller tragedies between average men and women everywhere."
- Chris Kocher, writer for the (Binghamton, N.Y.) Press & Sun-Bulletin and Sing Out
Since I got a copy of Paul Sachs' latest album "Oil Town", his songs have been swirling in my head. Sachs is gifted with one of those strong voices that get your attention, a bag of memorable melodies and lyrics to grab your soul, and a powerful message that makes him a troubadour of our troubled times. Oil Town has already made my top ten list for 2011.
- Butch Kara Host of Kaleidoscope - KZGM-FM/WAZU-FM (Pacifica)
"Paul Sachs new recording Oil Town has a real smooth acoustic sound that's drenched with great grass root lyrics. This CD gives a lot of pure listening pleasure. Excellent project."
Paul Sachs' big voice frames the eloquently told tales of working class desperation in these times of corporate takeover. This album could be called "Oil World," but "Oil Town" will do. This new effort marks the emergence of an important voice in the genre of social commentary folk music.
Richard Cuccaro, Acoustic Live.
Sachs is also available for house concerts and is always looking for venues to play! Please send him an email with any information.