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Written by River Lynch

River Lynch: Vocals & Guitar

Schuyler Skuse: Bass

Tim Leverett: Drums

Ryan Hurley: Organ

Produced by Doug Zogby & River Lynch

Mixed & Engineered by Doug Zogby

Mastered by Roger Lian


Recorded at GFI Studios, Ontario NY

Cover Photo & Design by Tim Leverett 

Released October 2017



WRUR 88.5FM      Rochester NY

WBER 90.5FM      Rochester  NY

WLKK 107.7FM    Buffalo NY

RL1/RNI                 Brooklyn NY

Radio Crystal Blue    Parkland WA

WRFZ 106.3FM    Rochester NY

WITR 89.7FM       Rochester  NY

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River Lynch and The Spiritmakers have dropped their brand-new track ‘Straight Through’ complete with a stunningly visual video that’s a serendipitous dream for all of my fellow rock revivalists. Their combination of Rock n’ roll, blues, and folk rock is insatiably delectable combined with the charisma of one of the most charming front men that’s graced the rock genre.


Originating from Rochester, New York; Lynch has his work cut out for himself contending with a drift of musicians that are all as heavy as the snow fall. Fans all across NY who have had the pleasure to witness this enigmatic foursome live, all know that they transcend the typical Rochester noise.


The band exude the same style of The Black Keys, Black Rebel Motorcyle Club & The Jim Jones Review, but with so much soul and modern energy behind their music the comparison hardly seems fair. Their debut track is packed full of resonant reverb from the effortless talent of lyricist, vocalist and guitarist River Lynch. There’s not many guitarists that are blessed with the ability to create the jingle of Johnny Marr, the guitar solo is everything you’d expect from a band that exudes vibrantly vintage nostalgic sound.


From start to finish the track is a true audiophiles delight. Undoubtedly by far my favourite element of this track was the lyrical diversity from Lynch as he transgressed from graunching gravelly vocals to hitting the resonant highs, whilst drenching you in gloriously riff heavy ensembles combined with piercing drum rolls and a uniquely delectable organ infused sound.  (Full Article)

Cliff Parks | 10/19/2017

Rochester rock and roll upstarts River Lynch and The Spiritmakers have teased us with a video for their latest single “Straight Through” that is pure, organ soaked, riff heavy goodness.  These guys are clearly on a mission, and this song and rock-band-in-studio-recording video definitely qualify as a call to arms to fellow rock revivalists ready to reassert the primacy of rock music, for good or ill, in the crowded modern marketplace. With more new music  on the way, it will be most interesting to hear what they’ve got to back all of this up.

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