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“Beneath the top hat and sunglasses that singer/songwriter Dylan Whitlow wears, an alter ego crafts blues-inspired lyrics and guitar riffs. Carefully toeing that narrow line between madman and genius keeps the spirit of The Static Trees fresh while retaining the wisdom passed down by generations of blues writers. For such a young band to create such well-thought-out lyrics takes a touch of eccentricity, and Whitlow taps into the energy, thoughts, and desires of his alter ego to develop more complex situations, passions, and pains than he has yet had the time to personally experience.”
“Like your senior year in high school, your first apartment, or your first serious relationship Necessary Risks has a fun and free spirit mixed with some of the intricate realities of life.”
“The Static Trees: the music is nostalgic and familiar, and yet there’s something strangely alien about this duo. Their song’s have got that 60′s Stones-Beatles-Dylan flavor, but they’re elevated by dual layers of both modern and post-modern appeal.”
“Their music is a fascinating mind-meld of roots folk/blues with a Beatlesque sense of melody and harmony and Dylanesque wordplay. And while they are still only 19 years of age, they are producing catchy tunes that befit songwriters twice their age.”