Watch Saul Rivers perform, and it’s impossible not to believe that he was destined to be a musician. Born in New York City, Saul began taking piano lessons at the ripe old age of three, before he picked up other instruments in middle school and high school. By the time he was 16, Saul had learned his way around the trumpet, clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax and the guitar. A self-taught virtuoso with a soulful, buttery voice, Saul plays not just with skill, but with tremendous heart, drawing inspiration from many of his heroes, like John Mayer, Eric Clapton, B.B. King and James Taylor. While studying music at Union College, Saul laid down his first 7-song acoustic EP, A Conspiring Universe, and performed in clubs and coffee house on campus and in surrounding areas.