“The Pine Needles is an acoustic band that blend acoustic stringed instruments with bluegrass, alternative, world, classical, and Northern California jamband sensibilities. Their song "Universe" garnered them a finalist position at the 8th Annual IAMA. RATING: **** (4.5 out of 5 Stars) ”
"...There is real warmth here, and a feeling of rural roots and rustic tones overlaying the whole—I loved this and would really recommend it if you want to move off in diverse musical directions..."
“Fantastic! Every song is GREAT! ***** by rachelh I just came across the Pine Needles on the internets, and I bought their album after hearing one song sample. They are exceptionally skilled musicians, and every song on this album is good. My foot can't stop from tapping as I listen...I can't wait to go hear them live! This will definitely be an album I listen to over and over and over....”
“Everything I Always Wanted from Acoustic Music: These guys play a little of everything with this wonderful texture of acoustic guitar picking and strumming, mandolin, upright bass, world style drums, and vocals. The CD flows through instrumentals and vocal tunes. I hear elements of jazz, rock, folk, r & b, latin, flamenco .. geeze, where does it end. My favorite CD this year! ”
"Forest Fresh Scent" The Pine Needles bring their eclectic blend of Roots, Jazz, and Jams to Larkspur Cafe Theater this Saturday.
“The Pine Needles bring their unique brand of acoustic music to Muddy's Hot Cup in Arcata this Saturday night!”
“The Pine Needles celebrate three years of acoustic music this Saturday, February 2nd at Falkirk Mansion in San Rafael”
“Mountain Jazz! The Pine Needles got their start with a shared affection for mountain style string band instruments! Together they have explored original and classic jam improvisations, acoustic rock, pop, swing jazz, bossa novas, historic folk, and old time fiddle music. Don't miss this!”
“The Pine Needles Bring The Jazzgrass to Finnegan's in Novato on February 24th”
“Josh Needleman is set to strum at Sweetwater this Saturday!”