RIVER LYNCH AND THE SPIRITMAKERS
"...a call to arms to fellow rock revivalists ready to reassert
the primacy of rock music."
Singer/songwriter River Lynch walked into a local guitar shop one day, saw a six string Rickenbacker electric guitar on the wall and proceeded to make the most important purchase of his life.
Starting out in Rochester, NY, River began pursuing his passion for writing songs, recording, and performing as a solo artist at the age of seventeen. After deciding to leave college, he dedicated his time to creating music and used his new found creative freedom to explore a writing style that is completely his own.
River released his debut EP There Goes the Heart in 2016 with the help of local musicians Tim Leverett on drums and Schuyler Skuse on bass. The original intention of the band was to release the EP but quickly grew into what has now become River Lynch and The Spiritmakers. They have since independently released five additional singles and have been performing live across New York, the East Coast, and Canada.
Buffablog.com describes them as “…a call to arms to fellow rock revivalists ready to reassert the primacy of rock music." In the vein of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Roots Rock, Blues, and Americana; the band has received comparisons to artists such as Tom Petty, Ryan Adams, and Alabama Shakes, while bringing a renewed energy to their own bluesy, hook-filled, vintage influenced sound. “The sound transcends what we think of as a typical rock outfit”, says EarToTheGroundMusic.com. Although influenced by music from the fifties, sixties, and seventies, River avoids simply being a replication of the past and instead has set out to create an identity all his own.
“Rock 'n' roll is a mystical force that lives in your soul and is available to everyone.” – River Lynch
By Hannah Szpaicher
By Maggie Wilson Photography
By Hannah Szpaicher
By Tim Leverett
PRESS LINKS (clink headline to read full article)
"River Lynch and The Spiritmakers: Resonant Reverb For The Revivalists" (A&R Factory)
River Lynch and The Spiritmakers have opened for
Three Dog Night
The Blue Stones
Legendary Shack Shakers
Festival & Notable Performances
Lilac Festival (NY)
Indie Week (Toronto, Canada)
IPO Fest (NY)
Southside Arts & Music Fest (PA)
Fairport Music Fest (NY)
Rockwood Music Hall (NY)
Dome Arena (NY)
MEET THE BAND
Lead Vocals, Guitar, Songwriter
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