Opening track “Dead Birds” sets an upbeat and effusive pace that’s maintained throughout. “Blacktop Highway” may someday take its place alongside other rugged road songs like “Willin’,” “Ramblin’ Man” and “White Line Fever.”
- Lee Zimmerman, Relix Magazine
Recorded at Sonic Ranch in Texas, produced by The Avett Brothers' Mike Marsh, engineered by Grammy Award winning Jerry Ordonez and mixed by multiple-Grammy winner Neil Cappellino, the album features appearances by Michael Duchette and Old Crow Medicine Show's Critter Fuqua. The collection contains 12 vibrant songs ranging from ballads with a surprise twist —"The Way I Love You"— to driving bluegrass reels —"Dead Birds"— and folk rock stories of the road —"Blacktop Highway." The band quickly hits its stride in the rollicking blend of fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo, and drum, creating folky-bluegrass blends reminiscent of Nickel Creek or Old Crow Medicine Show.
- Henry Carrigan