Midwest Record

Midwest Record

 

"The Juno award wining string bender fires up an Americana outing that seems informed by 70s Ry Cooder and Dan Hicks."

Vue Weekly

Vue Weekly

 

"At its crux, the album survives the roots-folk that Dawson established at the outset of his career, but some tracks have a swampy southern blues quality to them."

Twangville

Twangville

 

"From the first notes on “Loose Ends” through “Broken Future Blues,” the ballad “California Saviour,” the slick picking on “Little Silver,” the haunting “Final Words,” to the closer, “Rose’s Blues,” every song on this album is a great song."

 

No Depression

No Depression

 

"The Canadian-by-way-of-Nashville set his sights on making a melting pot full-band album, in all its deep-fried wonder. That he succeeded so well is a testament to trusting your gut instinct."

Roots Music Report

Roots Music Report

"Prior comparisons of Steve Dawson to Ry Cooder seem very justifiable and likely inevitable, given the Canadian turned Nashvillian’s slide guitar prowess and extensive roots music palette."

Music Industry News Network

Music Industry News Network

"This is the most beautifully considered, composed and performed album of Steve’s career, and as the title suggests, it is an album that sums up and gathers together the many musical influences and lyrical themes that he has been exploring for more than two decades now."

The Telegram

The Telegram

 

"Acoustic, electric, slide, pedal steel, vintage, edgy — Dawson’s versatility as a guitar player is on display more than ever on the new recording."

Nashville Scene

Nashville Scene

 

"Guitarist, singer, producer, arranger, session musician, and label owner – Dawson is a busy man with a resume a mile long."