Penguin Eggs

Penguin Eggs

"If you're looking for a record to curl up with at the weary end of the day. I Was So Fond of You readily fits the bill."

No Depression

No Depression

"Matt Patershuk is a rural singer, a prairie philosopher, and a rough-shod poet.  If he were a builder, his constructions would be blessed with strong foundations and clean, simple lines. Nothing fancy and no unnecessary frills."

Lethbridge Herald

Lethbridge Herald

"Patershuk is a throwback to a previous generation where the only pop in country was used to dilute whiskey."

Elmore

Elmore

"Patershuk inhabits a blue collar consciousness of Springsteen while modeling a rambling weariness akin to Guthrie."

Blabber 'n' Smoke

Blabber 'n' Smoke

"I Was So Fond Of You, his second album, is a breath of fresh air, an inhalation of healthy banjo, fiddle, pedal steel and guitars, all set to a fine shuffle from the excellent rhythm section and topped with hissometimes honeyed, sometimes gravelly vocals."

Calgary Herald

Calgary Herald

"No one can dispute the power that music has to change lives."

Vue Weekly

Vue Weekly

"Much like Outside The Lights of Town, there is a strong sense of humanity and an intrinsically relatable quality to Patershuk’s songs. They’re heartfelt and poignant, and Patershuk’s gruff baritone lays out deeply personal stories with unabashed clarity."

Winnipeg Free Press

Winnipeg Free Press

"Raw, passionate lyrics, teeming with metaphors about death, powerlessness and senseless loss."

Country Music USA (France)

Country Music USA (France)

"Patershuk is a fine songwriter in a style that draws on folk and classic country and the playing and arrangements are a delight."

Americana Roots UK

Americana Roots UK

 

"This is only the second full length album that Canadian country singer songwriter Matt Patershuk has released and yet the recording has the feel and warm atmosphere of an artist who has been around for decades! Maybe it's because many of the songs are reminiscent of the 'country and western' music of five or six decades ago but with a natural modern day 'alt.' edge in production, arrangement and musicality that avoids any of the sugary sweetness that many of the recordings back then were guilty of."

3rd Coast Music Reviews

3rd Coast Music Reviews

"Patershuk's combining rockrib confidence and honeyed grit, is a truly compelling voice. On top of that, the man can write outstanding songs..."

Maverick (UK)

Maverick (UK)

"Think Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Kristofferson and John Prine territory. A real find. Every syllable, every word, every nuance of these 11 self-penned songs is honest and believable."

Fatea

Fatea

"Patershuk has made a remarkable album, only his second; fans of Pidcott, Cleaves and the mercurial Prine are going to enjoy this so so so much."

R2 Magazine UK

R2 Magazine UK

"But it rises to its highest heights when perfectly entwining with the pure country voice of Ana Egge as she 'sings the third' in true country style."

The Green Man Review

The Green Man Review

"Canadian Matt Patershuk sings his country-tinged folk songs in a beautiful, slightly frayed bass baritone that is refreshing in a world of tenors, falsettos and screechers. It helps that the songs are sturdily constructed by Patershuk, and the album recorded with great dexterity by Steve Dawson at his Henhouse studio in Nashville."

If It's Too Loud

If It's Too Loud

"It's not a pretty album, but it's absolutely beautiful."

58 North

58 North

"The album is a rarity among the modern landscape of country and Americana - something deeply and honestly human from a man out of place and time."