Lyle Divinsky (BMI)

Abe Olman Scholarship, 2012

Lyle Divinsky, a.k.a. The Sasquatch of Soul, “doesn’t front: he sings soul and R&B, and that’s that. There are no tags or modifiers needed: his music is pure and honest. His focus is so spectacular that his originals sound like instant classics that might have had a life on 45s and crackly AM radio for decades” (Todd Richard, The Portland Phoenix).  Hailing from Portland, ME, Divinsky moved to the delicious big apple just over 2 years ago, and has been crooning his way into the hearts and hips of the 5 boroughs since.  You need to see it to believe it, so when you get that chance, be there.  To quote NYC blogger/music aficionado, Sami Promisloff, “Lyle Divinsky is the minister of soul and master of babymaking music for ALL TIME. and scene.”