Paul Sachs | Survival Is The New Success

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Survival Is The New Success

by Paul Sachs

Lyrical and gritty songs.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Survival Is the New Success
3:17 $0.99
2. Hank Williams' Guitar
3:08 $0.99
3. Oswald's Window
3:10 $0.99
4. The Devil Never Did
4:35 $0.99
5. All the Junkies
3:19 $0.99
6. Jesse
2:58 $0.99
7. Still Life
2:50 $0.99
8. Trouble Comes Easy
3:04 $0.99
9. Jesus Candle
2:44 $0.99
10. Gratitude
2:46 $0.99
11. Painter and Sculptor (The Last American Town)
2:32 $0.99
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Album Notes
Survival is the New Success is #23 on the Roots Music Report's top 100 Americana Country Album Charts of 2014.

"Survival is the New Success, continues the development of a folk musician for modern times. No hybrids appear, and no need to claim dual citizenship for cool cred as Folk Rock, the instrumentation on Survival is the New Success gathers around an acoustic guitar and the man whose finger-picking style is as crucial to the songs as his one-line jabs and jeers."
-Alternante Root Magazine.

Paul Sachs is the real deal. When it comes to writing songs that capture everyday life, Paul has his finger on the pulse. Whether finding inspiration from Hank Williams or a visit to Oswald's window from which the shots that killed JFK rang out, Paul's observations combine a keen sense for the daily struggles of humanity with a strong musical craft. "Survival is the New Success" captures the essence of what he does so well.
- Wanda Fisher WAMC Hudson River Sampler.

With Survival Is The New Success, Paul Sachs has created something that truly speaks to our time. Whether it’s poverty, addiction, living on the edge, or the devastation war brings down on an individual, Paul Sachs makes it sound real and gives us uncompromising social commentary on American life in the early 21st century.
- Charlie Silvestri host of Up Close And Acoustic

Sachs’ has his finger on the pulse of under trodden and unheard voices of angst, longing and hopelessness of the masses and creative community many seem to tune out for fear that acknowledging unhappiness will make it spread like a virus. He surprised this listener when he made me relate to visions I’d never before considered.
“Survival Is The New Success” by Paul Sachs is a disc not to be missed if you enjoy alternative voices in folk music.
-Trish Lewis |Music Reviewer, Producer and Host of “The Eclectic Chair

"Everything is cut and fit with a jeweler’s precision, then played and sung as if presented like a gemstone on black velvet. There are elements of Bruce Springsteen and Harry Chapin in his voice, but it’s all Paul, and boy, am I glad."
Richard Cuccaro-Acoustic Live.

Sachs still lives in NYC, performing in various venues around the city. He has recorded five independent albums, featuring 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. His last CD, "Oil Town" was named one of the top folk albums in 2011 on both the Folk DJ list and Roots Music Report. Sing Out magazine states: "Song after song he creates some lovely melodies. The cuts on "Oil Town" involve those challenged by love, by work, and the struggles created by economic imbalance...This is a keeper, and its excellence grows on you."
In 2013 he won the New Folk Songwriter’s contest at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas.
Survival is the New Success is his 5th CD.



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