“Edelman makes short work of simple but effective lyrics, driving percussion, searing guitars and hooky melodies..Hints of Springsteen and Mellencamp are balanced with Edelman’s original sound; an imperfect but comfortable voice and addictive narrative songs”
"...the most stunningly beautiful piece of 'cosmic american music' this reviewer has come across since the golden times of Uncle Tupelo.."
"Paul is a real dynamo. between his work with groups like the Jangling Sparrows and his own solo performance, he is an emerging talent that is rising fast and headed sky high."
Host of WXPN Sunday Night Folk Show
" Paul Edelman is a great songwriter.He is one of my favorite artists in the Philadelphia area."
Founder Record Cellar
"Country songs as true as any that emerged from the glory days of Nashville (or early Son Volt). Edelman leads his tight, crisp trio into territory both tender and tough, and the album's first lyric-"Well, he was lanky but stronger than his look"-could just as easily apply to him."
"Edelman and The Sparrows were more reflective but no less moving, they tore through a set of beautiful songs that connected us to the heart of the south...a perfect tribute for a great cause"
Tattered Coat-Following Marah at Katrina benefit
"Edelman infuses every song with a classic feeling that really transcends most of the music that falls under the heading 'Americana' these days. This is really folk music in a deeper sense than that kind of commercial tag implies
"At his root, Edelman has a lot more in common with Woody Guthrie than with your average country rocker. These are songs you might have heard 50 years ago, and songs you're likely to want to hear 50 years from now."