River Town Saints self-titled debut album is one hit after another that you can listen to over and over again (trust me, I did)!

River Town Saints arrive on the Red Carpet – photo by Mike Highfield

River Town Saints

Kicking their album off with their single “Bonfire”, River Town Saints set the listener up for a fun ride throughout. Expect this record to be present at many barbecues, beach parties, and tailgaters throughout the country this summer!

After listening to the album a few (…dozen) times, it is impossible to pick a favourite song. Each song has a certain something about it that makes it unique and makes you want to leave it on repeat. “Friday Night” reminds me of “Mud” by The Road Hammers, and makes me want to get up and dance. “Woke Up Like This” is a perfect love song, chronicling a night that could happen to anyone.

I’ve tried to only pick a couple of my absolute favourites to highlight. For the sake of longevity, I’ll let the singles “Cherry Bomb”, “Bonfire” and “A Little Bit Goes a Long Way” speak for themselves!


Prepare yourselves to be hearing a lot of “Hungover It”. This catchy song is my favourite from the album and the perfect summertime staple. It’s opening chords prepare the listener for a laid-back summer day, sipping beer on the patio, recuperating from a night that may have a been little too wild (if there is such a thing!). This is the type of song, that no matter the weather or time of year, will put the listener in a good mood, and bring back memories from a fun night.

River Town Saints rock the Molson Canadian Studio in Hamilton – Photo: Ray Williams

Another of my favourites from their first album is “I Hope You’re Driving”. This song slows things down, from an otherwise upbeat and bouncy record. It demonstrates how breakups can be difficult and gives the point of view of someone who thinks goodbye came too soon. Although a sad song, it is ridiculously catchy, and I found myself singing it for three days straight. I’d start memorizing the lyrics now, this is going to be the go-to breakup song of 2017.

River Town Saints rock the Molson Canadian Studio in Hamilton – Photo: Ray Williams

My only criticism for this album is that it’s too short! I wanted more, and found myself listening to it on repeat for hours on end.

Be sure to check out this album as soon as you can!! If you want to hear it early, head on down to the Crazy Horse Stonegrill and Saloon in Ottawa, on June 6th. You could even win VIP for the night with New Country 94!

I can guarantee that this will be a summer staple. Be sure to mark your calendars for June 9th, the official release date of River Town Saints!