“Americana fans, rejoice, because Gwyneth & Monko have arrived to provide us all with our fix! ... “Down” is an amazing example of their work, a slow-burning groove featuring some of the best mournful female vocals not to be prominently featured on a Rosanne Cash or Lucinda Williams album — and Monko’s guitar solo midway through the song’s seven minute length will hook you if the vocals haven’t.”
"Gwyneth & Monko ... kinda reminds me sometimes of Nanci Griffith's wonderful work of the late '80s -- if Nanci had been hanging out a lot with Lucinda Williams. Or maybe I should just say it's as if Lucinda Williams had Nanci Griffith's voice. Or something highly complimentary. Aw, hell. What I'm trying to say is this is good stuff."
"An album full of dark and beautiful songs that radiate with the fever of Appalachian folk tunes yet have the easy going attitude of West Coast rock ... Together, the two present a real no-nonsense approach to playing Folk inspired music that strikes the right balance between rural roots and urban attitude."
"...a singer with a moving voice and an amazing musician in Michael Monko."
"Complexity within simplicity. That's the recipe that drives Good Old Horse and makes it such an indispensable EP.... Don't be surprised if Gwyneth & Monko become darlings of the folk circuit over the next few years."
“Americana is alive and kicking, this is splendid, gentle, moving music from two very talented individuals (more please!).”
“Lexington Ballad is the standout from the new EP. Great vocals from Moreland, with stellar mandolin lines from Monko. This is very good songwriting from a duo with lots of talent, and, we hope, at least a few more albums to come.”
“Being a sucker for traditional-style storytelling, and vocal harmonies, I found myself weak at the knees listening for the first time to the lovely song Pine Box Sailor.”
“The mixture of Gwyneth's "tangible gentleness" and Monko's old-timey grunge creates an exciting sound with something for everyone.”
“Gwyneth Moreland has been a standout member of our musical communities for years but, with the release of Gwyn's first solo album "Wishbone", we get to share nuances, emotions and music only hinted at in the past. This one is deep and rich. Nice work!”
“Gwyn's smooth, angelic voice is mesmerizing.”