NASHVILLE PUBLIC RADIO

...A masterful collection that tastefully cuts a path across several genres.

I especially enjoyed "Bluegrass in Your Soul" (perhaps the best song of this ilk I've ever heard!), You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go," "Pretty Little Pink" and an absolutely killer version of "Paradise".

...a fresh and compelling sound and a real ear for finding/writing good songs and then creatively arranging them.

FOLK AND ACOUSTIC MUSIC EXCHANGE

The opening cut, Sick and Tired by Chris Kenner, is juke jumpin', a killer piece of barroom country blues with a kick, a bite, and two hollers. . .

This CD is so down home that it's only too happy to let ol' Blue in, take off its shoes, and hands you a flagon of mushmelon wine while muledoggin' and caterwaulin' in glorious country, bluegrass, and protest musics. . . . This is dyed-in-the-wool country-bluegrass music with the expected tang of decades past strongly informing each selection, delivered with complete dexterity and no-nonsense realism.

THE DAILY FREEMAN, WOODSTOCK, NY

…In the great roots Americana tradition of The Band, the Brewflies offer "On the Fly."...This is simply a great record.

Comprised of contemporary acoustic music veterans Larry Brittain (guitar/vocals), Bill Clockel (acoustic/electric bass/string bass) and Jeff Schmich (mandolin/banjo), with assistance by ace drummer Dan Hickey and Woodstock vocal angels Kirsti Gholson and Bar Scott, this outing showcases the group's considerable chemistry.

 

Starting off with the clever licks and arrangement of "Sick and Tired," the politically charged "Last Letter Home," "Pretty Little Pink (with banjo legend Bill Keith onboard)" to an impressive remake of John Prine's "Paradise," this CD is pure pleasure and a joy to listen to. The musicianship is first-rate, and the vibe and concept holds not a hint of redundancy.