few kind words about Red Rooster:
is a gem and is some of the most original material
I have had the privilege to review so far this
year... ...it was music of this caliber that got
me into the Americana scene in the first place.
...These guys are from New York, but we’re
not going to hold that against them.
-Texas Star Tribune
lovely song after another, gorgeous singing and
a deliciously underproduced sound.
Wonderful new record! ...guitar playing is superb
and the voices blend really beautifully.
-Don Was (Grammy-Winning Producer)
favorite band of the day was Red Rooster - phenomenal
music, great style and energetic performance made
them one of my favorite new discoveries.
-Newport Folk Festival 2008
York's Red Rooster updates the somewhat tired
a great big stew of blues and pop and bluegrass
and ethnic (think Mexicali and Klezmer) and 'hick-hop'
(sort of the Americana man's hip-hop) simmering
over an urban fire.
journey through the heart of Americana and roots
music... ...plaintive lyrics that deal with life,
love and loss amid intricate guitar work, weeping
fiddles and Erickson's aching vocal delivery.
a big, broad plate of goodness, so clean off your
fork, tuck in your napkin, and get ready to eat.
songs are strong enough to stand up to reinterpretation,
and the production and musicianship are excellent,
whether fleshed out or stripped down.
-Vintage Guitar Magazine
Rooster has released possibly the ultimate modern
alt-country album... 'Dose' is certainly an early
frontrunner for album of the year.