"It’s a very, very good record...they are to be congratulated!"
Hardcore Country CHRW 94.7 FM
"They call their music "Rockin' Country Blues" but all their tunes reveal deep country roots. Straight Up features great harmonies and superb musicianship, so if you like your country on the contemporary side, you can't go wrong picking up this CD."
"Spicy countryfunk!10 great original compositions.This Vancouver duo has certainly found a fresh country concept, easily moving between hectic countrysurf and a nice touch of laid-back bluegrass.
Steve Elliott & Lucie Walker are 100 % present on this passionate recording!"
". . . Straight Up,is a warm, friendly, unpretentious, imminently listenable roots rock Americana album full of roadhouse jump and grab-your-partner, dim-lights, slow-dance tunes that would fit in the Broken Spoke or Ginny's Little Longhorn as well as any of the current Austin faves. . ."
". . .The long and short of it is just this: This CD has several smash hit possibilities -- commercial, Top 40, mainstream country radio. There's every reason in the world for it to happen. "
"The bottom line is, somewhere along the line, Steve Elliott and Lucie Walker came together to make music. I can only believe that it was meant to be. Their sound is unlike any other, their talents, respectively combined, know no boundries."
My Kind of Country
"With a loose, rootsy feel, Steve Elliott and Lucie Walker seem to be having a heck of a good time!"
The Vancouver Province
"You only have to listen to Steve Elliott & Lucie Walker once to realize that they’re the real thing...
These are real people who sing about real people."
Peace Arch News
"I received this CD with quite a nice press kit for a self-released effort and it brought my attention to it. Steve Elliott and Lucie Walker play an honest style of country music and they both share vocals making Straight Up a very diverse country album. . ."
"The title of this new CD is amazingly apt . . . This CD is all straight up roots rock and country with none of the poppy frills found on a lot of other so-called Americana artists' releases . . . A very good CD."
Freight Train Boogie
"...You get to swing, rock, two-step and slide through ten well crafted songs. Nashville better take notes because the “North of the Border” Canadian players and production on this record leave nothing to be desired of a Nashville or Austin sound..."
The Muse's Muse
"Maybe the highlight is the vocals of Lucie Walker. What a sexy sweet and slick voice, that gal can sing. But don't get me wrong, this disc has a fair bit going for it. There are enough changes of style and pace to keep you interested while listening. .."
"Many thanks for sending us your great and more than beautiful release "Straight Up." I've enjoyed listening to your beautiful songs and great music and I will give your disc regular airplay because you're damned good."
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