“The Lonetones have perfected contemporary Appalachian music.”
"Here I was, a local music writer and I had never heard The Lonetones live. What an idiot. I’ll know better next time, as my mouth dropped a mere 45 seconds in. I stopped what I was doing to soak in what was one of the best sets of the weekend."
“Despite its mountain-folk heritage, the group has been likened to a number of indie-rock outfits. Ever open to listener interpretation, the group is accessible to a wide array of fans and comfortably fits nearly any venue”
“The Lonetones have developed into a genre-bending group that doesn't quite fit into any niche and instead feels right almost everywhere. If the band has a spiritual equivalent in a better-known act, it would have to be Wilco.”
“The LoneTones specialize in a singular approach to Appalachian pop that's almost unimaginably sweet and certain to please even the most discerning fan of Americana, alt-country and old-time string ensembles.”
“The Lonetones are fantastic on stage with the kind of sound that takes your soul on a joy ride! Their professionalism is outstanding. Bottom line... these are fine musicians and their new CD, Modern Victims, is one of the best releases of 2012.”
“the tradition they tap becomes only part of the overall equation; these engaging encounters could be considered radio-ready regardless of the environs. To say this is an outstanding effort doesn’t even begin to describe it.”
“Their music rings from the mountains of Appalachia with a reverent, enduring and, at times, conflicted spirit. The band mates shoulder their geography with craft and care.”