“they combine muscular riffing with shimmering jangle, healthy doses of psychedelic folk and classic songcraft into an engaging blend of Americana that lands somewhere between Tom Petty and Jack White. These Yankees aren’t afraid to admit that rock n’ roll hits a zenith when it dips deep into its southern-fried roots.”
dayton city paper
“Like a wild bottle rocket with a short fuse, Kalish has blasted to the top of Grand Rapids' rock scene in short order, his raw, energetic, rootsy, blissfully catchy tunes packing a more forceful wallop than, say, anything from Ryan Adams or even The Raconteurs. With guitarist Julio Gomez and crew tearin' it up, Kalish spits out blistering, creative, dangerous flames.
- John Sinkevics | The Grand Rapids Press”
- John Sinkevics | The Grand Rapids Press
“On "Waterbirds," one hears solid lyrics that don't just sit there. Rather, they walk with confidence, hand in hand with guitars that soar and rhythms that drive forward. The result is one damn good rock album that stands up well to repeated listens.
-sounds good ink
“Mixing folk and psych rock, Nathan Kalish and the Wildfire come from across the state to bring a tasty blend of sounds.The Wildfire’s sound harkens back to an essential period of music and does so in a way that isn’t demeaning.
-Real Detroit Weekly