"The first four tracks on Virginia native Carl Anderson's recent release are almost too good to be true. But the first two tracks are two of the best I've heard this year."
“The musician...stumbled into his early twenties with an aching–- for music, for freedom, for direction. And, as so many greats do, he channeled that angst into art, resulting in a tender, acoustic, americana and roots collection of songs”
“This October, Carl’s “dream album” will come out, and while I haven’t heard it yet, I know it will be good. His music is a little like Tom Petty or Justin Townes Earle, musicians he greatly admire, but it also calls to mind a young Dylan for me – lyrically driven, story-based, thoughtful. This makes sense given Carl’s investment in the singer-songwriter idea rather than a singer or a group. He likes the stories more than the sound, it seems, and while he can sing and play, it’s his stories that hooked me.”
“Anderson effortlessly conveys an honesty that is rare among today’s young musicians. His sound combines the comfort and familiarity of classic country with surprising new melodies and unassuming yet poetic lyrics.”
“These astonishingly mature and brilliantly written songs are captured by a totally fresh performance. Rarely does such a raw and creative artist find such a refined sound. You listen to Carl and you can't help but understand the influence certain artists have had, such as Joe Pug, Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt and Ryan Adams. However, Carl Anderson makes his own mark establishing a new sound that is sure to influence others down the road.”