RELEASES EP TITLE TRACK “COULDN’T DO IT ALONE”
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“Smooth, soulful crooner, Saul Rivers is exactly what you need in your life right now. Whether you are doing well and feeling great, down in the dumps and feeling low, or somewhere in between, Rivers’ new track ‘Couldn’t Do It Alone’ will capture the essence of that mood.” PANCAKES & WHISKEY
EP RELEASE SET FOR EARLY NEXT YEAR
NEW YORK JANUARY 19 SHOW @ ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL STAGE 3 ANNOUNCED
(New York, New York) – Today, Saul Rivers, a New York native with an unmistakably soulful voice, has released the title track from his much anticipated EP, Couldn’t Do It Alone.
“Couldn’t Do It Alone” takes listeners on a bluesy, introspective four-and-a-half-minute journey, punctuated by Rivers’ gritty, grab-hold-of-your-gut and just plain impressive vocals. Pancakes & Whiskey praises Rivers’ for his “beautifully pure falsetto”, and “acoustic guitar [that] leads the track’s instrumental orchestration with a bluesy feel that is both lovely and inviting.”
Born in New York City, Rivers began taking piano lessons at the ripe old age of three, before he picked up other instruments in middle school and high school. By the time he was 16, Saul had learned his way around the trumpet, clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax and the guitar. A self-taught virtuoso, Saul plays not just with skill, but with tremendous heart, drawing inspiration from many of his heroes, like John Mayer, Eric Clapton, B.B. King and James Taylor.
While studying music at Union College, Saul laid down his first seven song acoustic EP, A Conspiring Universe, and performed in clubs and coffee house on campus and in surrounding areas. As his undeniable passion for writing, recording and performing continued to grow, he recorded another album, this time with a full band. Named Precious Time, the album generated a significant amount of buzz, and helped Saul land gigs at the Sundance Film Festival, and in London, opening for George Ezra at the Bedford.
After graduating college, Saul moved to Brooklyn, surrounding himself with other artists and musicians. Soon after, he recorded his next album, Here, and began performing in some of New York City’s most beloved venues. Eventually – and serendipitously – Saul connected with jazz guitarist, Gideon King, and the two would become longtime collaborators. Together, Saul and Gideon took five of Saul’s original songs and released a genre-bending five song EP called Saul Kurtz in Collaboration with Gideon King.
Saul recorded the Couldn’t Do It Alone EP with producer Steve Addabbo and each track features Steve Holley (Wings) on drums and Dustin Bookatz on bass. Since recording Couldn’t Do It Alone, Saul has recorded several live acoustic music videos, and contributed to Gideon King’s latest album City Blog which features heavy-hitters like Marc Broussard, Grace Weber, Carolyn Leonhart (Steely Dan), and Elliot Skinner (Thirdstory).
As Saul continues to evolve as a man and as a musician, there’s no doubt that he will make his mark on the world. “My goal is to create music that people can relate to and connect with,” says Saul, “music that can help people to heal, reflect, change, and grow. I know that the music that I was so inspired by growing up helped me to become the person and artist that I am today, and I hope that I can be an artist that does the same for future generations of songwriters, musicians, and everyday people.”
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