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Nathan Roberts & The New Birds / Press

“The songs on Nathan Roberts and The New Birds are solid, the sound is lush and the accompaniment is tasteful.”

“The band’s self-titled debut album is loaded with pop-Americana gems. Upon listening to the album for the first time, I immediately made the connection to Ryan Adams with a pinch of Top 40.”

“The debut full-length is a revelation of pop songcraft. The best way I can describe his music is Wilco-meets-Oasis, and if that sounds incongruous to you I make the comparison because he has a buoyant pop sound that's grounded to some extent in Americana and indie rock.”

“Lots of good bands pop up around Toledo, but really, it’s only every once in a while that one comes along seemingly poised for wider commercial success. Nathan Roberts & The New Birds’ new record sees this longtime local singer-songwriter and his group well-positioned for just such a chance. Though Roberts himself is no stranger to the local scene, this self-titled effort is the first proper release from The New Birds, and it radiates with new energy and new life, but with the spirit of an old soul and classic rock behind the wheel.”

“With a knack for big-bodied ambient Americana, the Toledo-based Nathan Roberts has a subtle, candid bite that is as tender as it is sharp. Standing on the crossroads of where folk meets rock n’ roll, Robert’s soft, slightly raspy vocals weave though waves of careful instrumentation that build without overwhelming. It’s a harmonious project all the way around, that has its scope locked in on a certain sound; and they do it well.”

“Nathan Roberts’ Beautiful Universe EP left me pressing the repeat button and I’m sure it’s one of those albums listeners won’t ever take off their iPod.”

“Beautiful Universe is the debut EP from Toledo, Ohio native and folk musician Nathan Roberts. Listening to this record instantly takes me to the Dylan era of songwriting I so love. The five-track EP showcases a beautiful songwriter and lyricist accompanied by rich harmonies and catchy hooks that leave me humming tunes for the rest of the day.”