"Down to the River," is a beautiful southern hit song written by James Tullio, & performed by Sam Butler & Clarence Fountain (lead singer of the Blind Boys of Alabama)!
Clarence Fountain (Gospel Music Hall of Fame, 5-Time Grammy Award Recipient) passed away in June of 2018, leaving his final project as duet with his long time protege Sam Butler!
Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) comments: "Sam Butler began playing guitar with the Blind Boys in 1972 and he's been at Clarence's side ever since, singing, playing and arranging... With Clarence's enormous range, he can sing it all - sweet, funky, hollerin' - and when he goes down low, he can scare the devil right out his skin."
In Fountain's own words, “I knew Sam since he was four years old... I raised him. I taught him what he knows.”
This song is certain to make waves in the Southern Gospel/Christian Country genres!