"This is a fine young band! Being contra dancers themselves, they understand how to please the dancers with their high energy playing. Matching Orange has a broad range of musical styles and a terrific sound! You'll love dancing to their music!"
"Though its members are all teenagers, Jaded Mandolin is already among the most promising local neotrad string bands. On its debut eponymous album, the quartet treats traditional songs with just the right balance of respect and invention."
The Boston Globe
"This exciting debut album by the local, teenaged, old-time string band will surpass even the high expectations of those who’ve seen them play...Jaded Mandolin creates a dark, swirling instrumental intensity that sounds personal."
The Boston Herald
"Jaded Mandolin brings an infectious youthful energy and enthusiasm to their music, though there is an obvious respect for the history of the songs. Seeing them, I feel like the future of the tradition is in good hands."
“Eric McDonald performs his incidental music in full view of the audience, rattling a thunder sheet and tootling on a slide whistle with the flair of an old-time radio sound-effects man.”
The Wall Street Journal