Rock and Roll
River Lynch has the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll pulsing through his mind, body, and soul. With his gritty vocals and driving guitar riffs, you are sure to feel the attitude of true rock ‘n’ roll and the freedom that comes with it.
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 it quickly grew into what has now become River Lynch and The Spiritmakers. Since then, the band has been recording and performing original songs across New York, the East Coast, and Canada. They have also independently released four singles available on streaming platforms.
River's original song "All This Time" was named "Best Song of The Month" by SongwriterUniverse.com. River Lynch and The Spiritmakers have had the pleasure to open for national touring acts including Three Dog Night, Rusted Root, Legendary Shack Shakers, The Blue Stones, Carbon Leaf, and Jesse Dayton. Their extensive Festival performances include Musik Fest (PA), Rochester Lilac Festival (NY), Indie Week (Toronto), International Pop Festival (NYC), and the Fairport Music Fest (NY).
In the vein of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Folk Rock, Blues, and Americana; River draws influences from idols and artists like Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and The Doors, while bringing a renewed energy to their bluesy, hook-filled, vintage sound. “The sound transcends what we think of as a typical rock outfit”, says EarToTheGroundMusic.com.