"Most bands from 20 years back sounds 20 years old, but not The Bottle Rockets, they still sound fresh and they still sound good." - Bun E. Carlos, Cheap Trick
Bean and Irwin gave so generously of themselves that style and substance became virtually indistinguishable. -Pitchfork
"Love this woman. Love her. Is "Stevie Nicks singing lead on 'Born to Run'" overstating it? Probably, but too bad." - SPIN
"The finest country-punk-folk-bluegrass banjo player in the country." - Huffington Post
"The group came up in rowdy bars, and it shows. It plays to fill the room and turn it on." - NPR Music
"Possessed by the demon of rock'n'roll, haunted by the ghosts of old country music... to make matters better, the group's originals are so consistently inspired they come across as instant classics." - Billboard
"They let it all hang out, and that vulnerability is palpable and addictive." - Marquee Magazine
"Over the course of a nearly 15-year career, the band Murder by Death has taken a leading role in a growing effort to unite indie rock with country and folk." - Entertainment Weekly
"There are many good living songwriters. But then you hear a new Robbie Fulks record, and you can’t remember who they are." - Chicago Reader
"His barbarous exorcism of Depression-era blues--with a bedrock of frantic flatpicking, foot stomps into a floor mike, and gutteral growls through a distortion mike--has made Biram a rising star in Austin." —No Depression
"At the risk of overpraise, Barrence Whitfield is a treasure, with unbelievable pipes, an unimpeachable discography (with great taste in cover tunes) and undeniable appeal." - PopMatters
"One of the last living links to the heyday of dirty R&B, super-soul and first generation booty funk. And certainly one of the few left who still brings it like he means it, every time. He's as real as it gets." - Blurt
"Bobby Bare Jr., the offspring and namesake of one of the greatest country crooners of all time, has forged an intriguing and consistently unpredictable career of his own." - Mother Jones
“Left-leaning roots music that owes more to the rhythmic whiplash of Memphis' Sun Records than the poppy, polished twang of Nashville's Music Row.” - Rolling Stone
"Ha Ha Tonka busts out of the gates like classic Replacements on an Ozark bender" - NPR
"An artist who remains one of America’s generally unheralded dusky treasures." - American Songwriter
"They’re one of the most professional, staunchly original, and true-to-their-core bands working today." - American Songwriter
"JTE has made steady strides in establishing a distinctive voice. His snaky baritone has long been a magnetic draw, and his songwriting chops are now first rate." - The New Yorker
"Kurt Marschke and company long ago tripped past mere surface affectation into a deeper well, transforming pure inspiration into an oeuvre of their own." - Uncut UK
"Langford’s voice remains gruff and gregarious, a tattered flag still happily flapping over a landscape littered with the bones of his contemporaries who didn’t make it." - Pitchfork
"Sure, it's red-blooded and raw, but it's also as beautiful as it is brassy. In other words, bad girls make good." - Playboy
"JC Brooks looks and performs like a cross between Chuck Berry and H.R. of Bad Brains in their primes, but his skintight R&B and post-punk soul upend expectations of a retro act." - Washington Post
"Brings "the rock" in force, and a twang with tongue-placed-firmly in-cheek, all the while writing catchy-as-hell tunes." - No Depression
"One of the most shiver-inducing singers on the planet, who gets his nickname by virtue of the unstoppable power of his vocal chords, Hancock embodies the spirits of Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb and Bob Wills in his ferociously swinging honky-tonk—outlaw country to the max." - San Francisco Chronicle
"Flores can belt with the best of ‘em and wields her token blue guitar with deadly precision… she's is an all-around force." - Oxford American

Outlaw's always been the rough-around-the-edges, tuff guy uncle at the country music family picnic. Denim and leather, not Stetson and Nudie. Hair by Pennzoil, not Pomade.

"Cervenka may be strumming sweet, unassuming melodies on an acoustic guitar, but even in a polar-opposite genre, her flinty, honest voice shoots into your head with cold truth, bitterness, and a touch of playful sarcasm." - BUST
"There is a broad optimism to Firewater's hybrids where Klezmer, Balkan brass and cabaret bump up against ska, Indian music and jazz noir. It is a new world order where the rock 'n' roll revolution has a multicultural rank and file." - Wall Street Journal
"One of the sharpest songsmiths of the U.K. rock scene in the late Seventies, Graham Parker always owed more to Dylan and Van Morrison than to his punk counterparts." - Rolling Stone
"The Johnny Cash of Australian country would have to be Roger Knox." - AllMusic
"Spine-tingling, spectral folk-pop." - NPR
New 38-song Bloodshot 20th Anniversary compilation out 11/18, featuring Blitzen Trapper, Andrew Bird, Chuck Ragan, Superchunk, Ted Leo, Shakey Graves, and more!