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Agabus / Press

"Went to see the talented Americana arteest, Agabus last night. Wow, what a show! The band was stellar too. Brent on lead guitar was great, with Dan on bass, and Pat on percussion. Renee Wahl was also lively and fun as the opener, Really enjoyed Agabus' version of The Cape and his self styled signature song, It Ain't Easy Being Me. We also got to sample some of his great new music like Far Cry From Here. His music, while unique and powerful in its own right, is reminiscent of greats like Ray Wylie Hubbard and Steve Wariner. I recommend to anyone to get to know Agabus better."

"One of the most thought provoking books I've read in quite a while. Let the reader beware. A glimpse into the mind of Agabus is not for the faint of heart. I look forward to more of his writings. Long live Agabus! "

Ted Procus - Book review of "Van Gogh's Other Ear"...amazon.com

"With Van Gogh's Other Ear, Agabus navigates a labyrinth of characters and personalities that include the whimsical, the clueless, the forlorn, the spiritual, the angry, the pitiful, and the most prevalent of all . . . the sublime. While obviously influenced by the poetic musings of Blake, Eliot, Ginsberg, and Bukowski, Agabus achieves undeniable success in developing and presenting a distinct, unique, poetic voice that is his and his alone. And frankly, that's probably for the best, since Agabus, at times, goes places that most of us spend a lifetime trying to avoid."

Book review of "Van Gogh's Other Ear"...amazon.com

"Having been familiar with Agabus' songs I was not disappointed. This little book of poetry met my expectations of his courage and candor to talk about life as it is - at times dark, sad, full of despair, cold, merciless, lonely and cruel. Yet, in a quiet and subtle way Agabus also conveys a different message. He knows there is a different side to life, one that requires self-awareness, patience, tolerance, forgiveness and grace. He tells us that some of the pain and suffering is preventable though often inevitable. Agabus has been described as raw and relentless; I prefer to call him authentic. I found myself pondering his words for hours long after I had put down the book and memories of my own life somehow seemed more bearable. I highly recommend this book to anyone who desires to live life with awareness, honesty and consciousness. Those who rely on denial and self-deception as coping mechanisms had better buy something else."

Karen Francis - Book review of "Van Gogh's Other Ear"...barnesandnoble.com

"Agabus is raw, reckless, relentless, and enticing."

Brad Davis... Grammy award winner, The Billy Bob Thornton Band, David Lee Roth, - Liner Notes...."It Ain't Easy Being Me"

"A poet at heart..."

Nashville Lifestyle Magazine

"Theres something oddly facinating about this bohemian hillbilly".

Robert K. Orreman - Music Row Magazine