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“Connor Garvey is not only a consummate performer - he is a refreshingly unique songwriter. You could consider his songwriting talent with Instragram in mind as for three minutes or so, you look at the world through his lenses - and hope, courage and life’s daily surprises are regular themes. Recommended.”
“The songs of Connor Garvey have that rare and balanced blend of refreshing lyric, inventive guitar work, and mesmerizing grooves, all powered by his clear and agile singing voice. Ranging from funky to sensitive, serious to playful, they convey the kind of inspiration found in a reverent pursuer of life's depths and joys. Wether it's hearing him live on stage or on one of his recordings I'm always uplifted and amazed.”
"STOP AND LISTEN! What Connor Garvey hears, and what he plays, is worth your time... he'll get you to listen for the sound of the pulses all around you. Garvey is something like a cross between Paul Simon and Rufus Wainwright, with a bounce and a smile, but also every now and then a wry turn that makes you pick your head up."
“2014 Falcon Ridge Folk Fest "Most Wanted Artist"”
“2014 SolarFest Singer Songwriter Competition Winner”
“2014 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Winner”
“A universal message that people can grab hold to…just the kind of thing I needed.”
"Connor Garvey continues to surprise me. That’s a good thing. A very good thing. There is no chance that his shows will be repetitive or suffer in a dull sameness. Connor’s got the spark: a creative spark that shines all around him when he’s on stage. His recordings are equally charming. He has a way of turning a phrase or skewing a song scenario so that it makes the listener take note. That’s a real talent."
“A Folk Legend In The Making!"”
“4 Stars (Where Ocean Meets Land)…a mighty fine collection…amazingly accomplished and mature (songwriting) for a twenty-something to have created”
“2012 Winner in Wildflower Festival Performing Songwriter Competition”
"He's the real deal!"
“Garvey's sandy tenor, attention to rhythmic detail and winsome way with a melody bring to mind the music of Paul Simon in his Rhymin' Simon days as well as contemporaries Josh Ritter and Jason Mraz...a crack studio band led by Pete Morse and lovely harmony vocals from Sara Hallie Richardson flesh out Garvey's own impressive guitar picking and solo style honed from countless of club dates and house concerts...”
“2014 Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Singer Songwriter Competition Winner”
“Where Ocean Meets Land is the name of folk songwriter CONNOR GARVEY’s new record, an 11-track platter of Martin Sexton-ish jangle-funk, Mraz-y confessionals, and a very clear voice. He’s from these parts, but takes Americana seriously enough to play for pittances at Midwestern house shows, which he’s been doing the last four years.”
“One of the brightest young performers on the folk scene”
"Where Ocean Meets Land"... with Garvey's summery, clear voice is best played loud and not left to softly linger in the background
“Top 6 New Singer Songwriters on Sirius XM's The Coffeehouse Station 2010”
"...when Connor Garvey stepped up with solid singing and playing, the place was silent and I knew that this acoustic music tradition was in the right hands..."
“From the moment he took the “stage” Connor Garvey became an instant Acoustic View favorite. His engaging style and infectious smile established the rapport necessary to let his wonderful music touch the hearts of everyone in attendance. Since that night, we have been besieged with requests to have Connor back in the living room; something we plan to do again as soon as possible.”
"The show tonight comes from folkie Connor Garvey...you know he'll be good."
“... proves you can be optimistic and self-aware without being boring.”