"It is easy to stamp Springsteen on the songs of Paul Sachs with a demographic lean of the characters and their environment so similar...While ‘Oil Town’ is not the rock behemoth of ‘Born to Run’, it shares a love of red meat and is an album with the same guts and backbone..."Oil Town is a record of our times, filled with people you know, folks you pass on the street and stories you see in the daily news. Paul takes the one dimensional image on the screen and breathes the reality of life into its lungs. coloring and defining the stories so that you can not only see but feel...The power of Paul Sachs vocals delivers a message on a mission supported by all the musical paths open to contemporary folk musicians. The overall feel on ‘Oil Town’ is acoustic but don’t assume that translates to gentle sways and peaceful reverie. There is a gale force that clears the air. It challenges the guilty and gives the innocent an appreciation for what they have on the plus side as Paul holds up a vision of ourselves and those we know."
-Alternate Root Magazine.
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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
New York native, Paul Sachs has put out four independent folk album since 1999. His three earlier albums often dealing with stories about growing up on rough streets in the city. And while the songs on his new album - Oil Town - also deal in personal stories - many of them are about somewhat bigger planetary dramas like oil spills and war and how they impact ordinary people. Sachs is gifted with one those strong and distinctive voices that command attention, and his songs will grab you, too... Paul Sachs, who's fast becoming a new troubadour of our troubled times.
--Butch Kara KZGM FM
"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."
--Jim Fisher WGCS radio
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.
"Paul Sachs' Oil Town is on my "Folk Festival Faves" list of 2011. It is an excellent set of well-crafted songs, with fine musicianship, and songs that go beyond mere entertainment, but with meaning, insights, and social commentary.
It has been a pleasure including on the show!"
--Lilli Kuzma, "Folk Festival" on WDCB Public Radio (Glen Ellyn/ Chicago)