ROCK FOLK COUNTRY COWBOY JAZZ PUNK BLUES

"Garrick Rawlings is a gifted balladeer of the old school, weaving his homespun narrative magic with a beguiling charm which has prompted comparisons with such illustrious figures as Woody Guthrie , Guy Clark and the late great Townes Van Zandt. Rootsy Americana has rarely sounded more expressive or immediate." Kevin Bryan, Messenger Newspapers UK 

 

“(The album) is refreshing and honest and the songs are spot on”; “(Live) a true stage warrior…" - Art Podell, Roots Music and Beyond, KPFK - Los Angeles, and The New Christy Minstrels 

 

"In part it’s Tom Petty and Neil Young but with a stripped back feel of the listener having found themselves at a private recording party where, if you remain quiet, you can go unnoticed while the album is being played out before your eyes…  (the songs) lift the album from standard four-guys-armed-with-guitars fare and the storyteller of Rawlings shines through…" - T Bebedor, Dancing About Archeticture  

 

"The interplay between Rawlings and Shea is seamless and portrays two men at ease with themselves and this music." - Stephen Rapid, Lonesome Highway (Hardcore Country, Americana and Roots Music) 

 

“...been on the road...took your new CD on the first road trip fishin, and it cruised along real sweet!!” - John Nowland, Former Studio Manager, Archival Engineer, Mixer at Neil Young’s Redwood Digital Studio,Former Chief Engineer, Facilities Designer at Merle Haggard’s Talley Studios  

 

"A Topper, this man!" - Bas Booy, Real Roots Cafe 

 

"These are songs with the dust of the road in their lungs. Authenticity is something you can’t buy. Garrick Rawlings screams authentic throughout these 11 cuts. Singer/songwriting in the great tradition, it is an album you sense he simply had to make.” 

"Working here with Rick Shea (a celebrated singer/songwriter in his own right) they have honed something that is beyond the norm." 

- Andy Thorley, Maximum Volume Music.com 

 

“Garrick Rawlings self-titled new release is as compelling and interesting as the characters he sings about. It plays like an album should - engaging, melodic and literate. In concert, Rawlings performs with fire in his belly and stories that are as interesting as the songs he performs in his engaging and crowd-pleasing style.” – Tom Agostino, host of The Folk Sessions

 

"As much as anyone I know Garrick Rawlings has lived the songs he sings. From rambling around the west coast as sidekick and sometime road manager to legendary, amazing, often rascally and usually unmanageable Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, helping his not too trustworthy uncle crew a boat from El Salvador to Columbia, spending a few years in the trenches of Hollywood working production on TV and commercials, putting in time as a hand on ranches in Arizona and Montana to his latest adventure, heading to the backwoods of Humboldt county to help bring in the harvest of what he tells me is a legal grow, Garrick Rawlings really knows the people and the places in his songs. Oh yeah, and he has a horse named Melody."  - Rick Shea 

 

"There’s a punk Neil Young thing going on there, which is a compliment, by the way…” - Dave Alvin 

 

“The New album is perfectly Choreographed for a road trip” - Dana Murdoch, owner/booker - Thumb Butte Distillery, Prescott AZ

 

“Best solo guy doin’ his own songs” - Samantha Meow, booker - The world famous Spirit Room, Jerome AZ