These Quiet Streets
"When it comes to voices, they don't come much more powerful than our old friend, Paul Sachs. He'd blow people away on a regular basis down at the old Fast Folk Cafe and he's still doing it." Acoustic Live Magazine "Growing up on the Lower East Side of New York will either get a man killed or make him a survivor. Paul Sachs chose to become the latter. ...If the Greenwich Village folk scene ever kicks back into high gear as in the 60s, we'll all be better served if Paul Sachs joins in and shares his tales with us. This is my request that he do just that." Derek Blackmon of Indie-Music.com 'His metaphors are so organically built, so subtly derived from the mis-en-scene of the song as to catch the listener unaware. One finds while distracted by the simple pleasures of a finger picked acoustic guitar and Paul's unshaven unapologetic vocal that the vast and crucial beauty of the song has crept in the back door. It is at it's most emotional a buoyant affirmation of the joy and sorrow bled from a life well lived...' Joe Forte of HomeGrownRadioNJ.com Paul Sachs was born and raised on the Lower East Side of New York City and that's where he draws most of his material. Sachs survived a tough life and lived to tell the tale through songs. Growing up he discovered such artists as Harry Chapin, Springsteen, and of course Bob Dylan, which pushed him into the folk music circles of the city. His songs soon caught the attention of Jack Hardy and other area performers, and he was featured in Fast Folk Musical Magazine. One of his songs was eventually selected for inclusion in the Smithsonian Fast Folk collection. Sachs still lives on the Lower East Side, performing in various venues around the city. He has recorded two independent albums, both featuring often raw and seeringly personal songs of life and love on the mean streets.His fingerstyle guitar work and powerful voice combine to create mesmerizing vignettes of the city that has been the backdrop of his life. His new CD, The Refuge, will be available in July '09.