• Regarding the new album, ARE WE SURE THE DAWN IS COMING?:


"Hoarse vocals with a bitter edge (that) make a big impact. Echoes of Jason Isbell and Justin Townes Earle ... there are hints of the best classic Springsteen in there too. Confessional and well-crafted lyrics make this a must listen for anyone who loves good songwriting. 8/10." -- americana UK


Read up on the making of and events that inspired the songs in our interview with VENTS Magazine



  • Praise for the single, "WE CAN BEAT MERCURY":


"A powerful hook-laden country rocker." -- Beehive Candy


"This is an example of solid country-rock songwriting." -- americana UK


The Alternate Root Top Ten Song of the Week



  • Of the 2016 album, BRENDAN & THE STRANGEST WAYS:


"Brendan & the Strangest Ways sing with heart and soul on their spirited self-titled debut. Lyrics are pitch perfect as they reveal a keen talent for storytelling. The arrangements are done in just the right way with a fine mixture of Americana, folk, and a little bit of country. The album has a conversational tone to it.

Earnest to its very core​ ... tasteful, and infinitely inviting​." -- Skope Magazine



  • Miscellaneous:


"Dude, what are YOU doing at Pike Place?" -- Emery Carl, fellow busker


"I dunno man, you're a weird guy sometimes." -- Jack Shea, brother