"...Zollo's brand of electrified roots-rock is the sort of stuff that should share a juke box with "Honkey-Tonk Women"-era Rolling Stones. While this sort of reckless rambunctiousness can lead to sonic juvenilia, Zollo's songwriting is as disciplined as his band is loose-limbed...He's earnest and genuine without being overbearing, and the world-wary quality of his deft songwriting and ragged singing (he's had throat surgery already), is that of someone much older but not too much wiser...Zollo, who spent a year in Nashville as a member of Todd Snider's Nervous Wrecks, only to return to Iowa, finds inspiration and creative freedom in the heartland of America. Clearly, he's served well by it."
“David Zollo is pratically the patron saint of the root-rock underground. As front man for Midwestern alt-country forebears, High and Lonesome, and founder of the innovative Iowa City-based Trailer Records, Zollo is a DIY maverick..The reference points on The Big Night are immediately obvious: Gram Parsons, Neil Young and Exile-era Stones all float through the tunes..Zollo is able to utilize the most searing and tender aspects of these legends while avoiding rote revivalism...David Zollo deserves to be regarded as one of the most significant young modern songwriters. The Big Night is both nearly a flawless production by a musician of immense talent and an introduction to the Trailer Records catalog.”
"...From the cornfields of Iowa City to erudite poet laureate digs in europe, Mr. Zollo's just about done it all. He's released a handful of records with High and Lonesome (who were country rock for about five years before Ryan Adams even learned to play guitar), worked with Bo Ramsey, started Trailer Records and toured the states and a good chunk of Europe. And if that wasn't enough...Zollo's about to release a new album with the Knitting Factory in New York..."