Al Staehely Releases New Music Video For “Live Like A River”

Acclaimed Texas-based singer-songwriter and musician Al Staehely (Spirit, the Staehely Brothers) has debuted a new music video for his track “Live Like A River” off his recent album of rare solo recordings, Post Spirit Vol. 1 (1974-1978).

The video for the track (co-written over 40 years ago by Staehely and John Denver lyricist Joe Henry) is a family affair, featuring cameos by Al’s son Christian and his granddaughters Lily and Sydney.

Al says, “‘Live Like a River’ and Love Like a Waterfall carries a message worth passing on to my granddaughters Sydney and Lily.”

While known to many as the lead vocalist, bass player, and principal songwriter on Spirit’s fifth album, 1972’s Feedback, Staehely went on to enjoy a lengthy career in bands like the Staehely Brothers, and The Nick Gravenites / John Cipollina Band, while also writing songs for the likes of Keith Moon, Bobbie Gentry, Patti Dahlstrom, Nick Gravenites, John Cipollina, Marty Balin, Peter Cox and Hodges, James & Smith and more. A segue into a successful career as a Houston, TX entertainment attorney hasn’t deterred Staehely from continuing to write and perform music regularly, which he does to this day.

“The ’70s L.A. music scene was a special time. I was lucky to have been writing and making music during that time,” says Staehely. “These never before released Post Spirit 1974-1978 recordings from my “Vault” are the real thing- written and recorded in L.A. during that era in some of the best studios, with some of the best musicians working at that time. Enjoy!”

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