RNR Magazine

RNR Magazine

"A serious craftsman in song."

Musicriot.co (UK)

Musicriot.co (UK)

"Matt creates songs that are lodged in the memory long after the last chords have reverberated into the distance." 

Stijntse Blog Spot (Netherlands)

Stijntse Blog Spot (Netherlands)

"Patershuk is accompanied here by a band of seasoned session pros and they give his songs that deceptive sense of nonchalance that belies their proficiency as instrumentalists."

Fervor Coulee

Fervor Coulee

"A rich passage with Patershuk guiding the way."

WTJU

WTJU

"Latest from Alberta rancher/farmer, more bluesy, gritty country with well written songs and stories delivered in his gravelly baritone..."

Planet S

Planet S

"Same As I Ever Have Been is a soulful country album with warmly thoughtful and slightly off-kilter insights into life, love, heartbreak, death and all that good twangy stuff."

Twangville

Twangville

"One of the most fully rounded albums I’ve heard this year."

Maximum Volume Music

Maximum Volume Music

"It is the poetic imagery and truly fantastic use of language that sets this apart."

Maverick

Maverick

"You should listen and explore the heart of a poet."

The Rocking Magpie

The Rocking Magpie

"Steve Dawson’s production is flawless from start to finish, even managing to give an authentic ‘first take’ rawness to songs like Cheap Guitar and the effervescent Hot Knuckle Blues."

The Big Takeover

The Big Takeover

"Matt Patershuk writes country music for the thinking man, blues for the hopeful one, and soul for those who haven’t lost theirs yet. Check out his new album..."

Country Music People

Country Music People

"...The song has a kind of Tom Russell feel, it's that good."

Get Ready to Rock (UK)

Get Ready to Rock (UK)

"If you're looking for crossover material, make sure you listen to the set opener-Sometimes You've Got To Do Bad Things To Do Good a 'must hear' number worthy of a TV placement played with a wonderfully dirty riff and equally voracious sax accompaniment." 

Glide Magazine

Glide Magazine

"Every song on Same As I Ever Have Been resonates with a warm roadhouse, barn dance feel that can't be faked." 

Blues and More Again

Blues and More Again

"Here's a man who has obviously steeped himself in all manner of western roots music, with Same As I Ever Have Been, a deceptively energetic and meaningful collection of tightly-written blue collar songs performed with honesty and feeling."

Keys and Chords (Belgium)

Keys and Chords (Belgium)

'Same As I Ever Have Been' is a high quality country album with a good dose of roots that deserves great attention.

 

Americana UK

Americana UK

"Waylon and Kris spring to mind when comparing Patershuk’s music, and to make that comparison isn’t fanciful."