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The Dolly Rocker Ragdoll / Press

"cool sparse unique spooked out blues baby of an Alice cooper savant and a nirvana dumpster goblin ha .. Cool stuff tho definitely an artist"

Brad Skinner - Samathas Bronze Bird

“Go down into some of the hidden pockets of unrepentant wildness in our sprawling, gleefully weird Rubber City, and in the shadows of the post-industrial overgrowth, in the old buildings and the factory houses that have been simultaneously reclaimed and set free, in the heat of the summer nights, you may be lucky enough to witness the otherworldly thump, howl, and apocalyptic blues of Dolly Rocker Ragdoll.”

“The one-two punch of the previous three double-doses of doom leave the listener reeling as the record rolls relentlessly into “Little Witch,” a ’50s rocker complete with Chuck Berry-style guitar solo. The track serves as a breather before the melodious shouting of “Decaying Blues” and “Rapture Rag.” The album ends on the upbeat Carter family cover “The Poor Orphan Child,” which serves as a fitting closing chapter with uplifting singing, like the river and tree of life rising to heal the nations”

“....The crimson-haired Ragdoll, 23, who sings, plays guitar and writes songs, will celebrate the release of his self-titled debut CD with a performance at 10 p.m. Saturday at the newly expanded Buzzbin Art & Music Shop at 339 Cleveland Ave. NW. The 12-song disc, which comes in a felt sleeve, hand-sewn by Ragdoll, sells for $10.....”

““Nostalgic without the burden of sentimentality” is the best way to describe the music of Dolly Rocker Ragdoll. Like Elvis Presley on acid, it is both familiar and fresh, classic and modern —”

“Whata couple! These rockin' folks (who happen to hail from our very own little Canton) really know how to lay it down especially when it comes to tunes dripped in distortion, soul and primal floor stomps. Freaky hell-raisin' old-time blues- with some sick steel guitar every once in a blue moon. ”

Sagery B. - Lessening Lessons Zine

“I caught this dude’s show at the Buzzbin Last Friday Concert in July and was completely (and pleasantly) stunned to find out that someone from Canton is delivering such oozing, primal and bizarre blues-punk music. Onstage Dolly Rocker Ragdoll is a crazy mess of bright Red hair and vintage black clothes that accentuates his graveyard pallor. Banging away on a sweet-ass old Kay guitar and running it through a strange network of amps and ancient reverb, his music is primitive, noisy and spooky, reminding me of the whacked-out psychobilly of early Cramps and the fevered howls of Roky Erickson and The 13th Floor Elevators. Album to be released in November.”

“Sounding like undead rockers in the attic of a haunted mansion, the Ooozing, Primal, Bizzarre Blues- Punk of Dolly Rocker Ragdoll is weirdly wonderful. Behind a crazy mess of bright red hair and graveyard pallor Dolly Rocker bangs the night away, conjuring spritis through a strange network of amps and ancient reverb. Primitive Noisy aNd Spooky”

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