So Far 'til Now is a guitar driven album of well crafted rock tunes, exploring different topics, with a mix of catchy melodies and a rocking beat .Its a combination of classic rock,folk music with a touch of country.
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Papa Satch is a Singer/Songwriter/Producer.He started his music career as a founding member of the bands "Black Horizon,"Blank Stare" and "Mercy Hit".He was a integral member of the seminal rock band "Spoof".As producer he wrote sang on and organized the critically acclaimed "Actress, Doggin It" Album.In recent years he toured many of the top clubs in the N.Y.C. Metropolitan Area . Steve Ronsen is a versatile singer, songwriter, and musician who clearly defines his own unique brand of guitar-driven pop/rock. He is also an award-winning musical director and a member of the wildly popular band Quikdraw.
PRESS RELEASE: SO FAR ‘til NOW
released by Papa Satch & Steve Ronsen
So Far ‘til Now is a collaboration between Bob Sachnoff (Papa Satch) and Steve Ronsen. This guitar-driven mix features classically crafted tunes exploring a range of stories, with a mix of catchy melodies, all with a rock beat that will appeal to all generations and keep listeners humming long after.
Every once in a while an album comes along that “gets it right.” So Far ‘til Now is that album. A collaboration between Bob Sachnoff and Steve Ronsen, this album works on every level. With Steve’s brilliant guitar playing and Bob’s masterful songwriting, and their joint expertise in producing great music, this album raises the bar.
All ten songs have something to say. The album tackles a wide range of subjects, blending rock, folk and alternative styles of music to create a unique sound – sometimes familiar, sometimes fresh and brand new.
Singer/songwriter/producer Bob Sachnoff (“Papa Satch”) started his music career as a founding member of Long Island Indie bands Black Horizon, Blank Stare, and Mercy Hit. He was also an integral member of the seminal rock band Spoof. As producer, he wrote, sang on and organized the critically acclaimed Actress, Doggin’ It album. In recent years, he has toured many of the top clubs in the NYC Metro area, and has been interviewed on radio stations.
Bob started his musical journey at an early age. Immersed in the great music of the sixties and seventies, he was impressed by legends such as Smokey Robinson, the Beatles, Neil Young and others. He started playing guitar at fourteen, and from then on, developed his career as a band member, playing charity events, school “Battles of the Bands” and parties during his high school years, with his band Black Horizon, and then joining the seminal band Spoof. After high school, Bob wrote, produced and performed on the critically acclaimed album, Actress, Doggin It.
As always, his passion for songwriting has been his motivating force. In the last few years, Bob has played in numerous bands, including Ooloo, Blank Stare and Mercy Hit. He has produced two self-released albums, No Fall Down and Open Dreams, and won the Golden Viking Award for Best Acoustic Rock Artist in 2007. From the early days, Rob’s music has had common threads: the love of a good tune; the belief and inspiration that good songs make life fuller and more enjoyable. With So Far ‘til Now, Bob believes he has contributed to that cause: some great-sounding tunes that everyone can relate to.
Steve Ronsen is a versatile singer, songwriter and musician with a unique brand of guitar-driven pop/rock. He is also an award-winning musical director and a member of the well-known band Quikdraw. Steve produces his own and other musicians’ songs. This musician can do it all – guitarist, bass player, drummer, and vocalist – and is a top-tier performer.
In 2016, the sudden death of Bob’s father served as a catalyst for a whole new bevy of music. Bob contacted Steve to talk about producing a new album around this surge of emotional creativity. So Far ‘til Now is that album. With the opening song and lead single Shallow Water the listener is introduced to Bob’s new music, a taste of rock with a tinge of country twang. Nine more songs follow, including Run for Cover and Time.