"Every year the mounting landfill of new releases that threatens to bury the working music journalists yields a few unexpected gems, and Tom Freund is one of them."
- The New York Times
The New York Times
"The intentional nod to authenticity theme-coats former Silo's bassist Tom Freund's album. It strips down to bare and beautiful melodies, lean lyrics and the kind of hometown heartaches that Springsteen's 'Nebraska' left you with only Freund weaves in strings and piano, giving them a sort of velvety-hay feel. It's an organic, yet lush, rush."
- Hits Magazine
"A fitting soundtrack to 'On the Road': Gorgeous wide-open spacious scenes, explorations of the young heart and quests from personal truth unfold in its literate, rootsy songs."
- New York Post
New York Post
"An organic collection of songs and stories, breathing with an acoustic richness and lyrics that capture slices of Americana in a way that many attempt, yet very few actually master"
- No Depression
"Tom Freund is indeed one of the great singer-songwriters of the 1990's.[Freund] constructs a unique world, defines it, and then burns it to the ground. Truly unique and absolutely brilliant."
- All Music Guide
All Music Guide
"Toms songs fill me with an interesting mixture of yearning and melancholy that is somehow thoroughly uplifting at the same time. I get shivers down my spine on almost every tune. Along with Lucinda Williams, Freund is the best singer/songwriter operating today."
- Graham Parker
Graham Parker (recording Artist)
"Addictive, soul-searching listening"
"While Ben Harper found success with his folkie soul, Tom Freund has looked more to the Tom Waits school of the raspy sing-talk, and after two solid albums on his own Surf Road Records, his Copper Moon is set to get him the recognition he deserves."
- L.A. Weekly
L A Weekly
"Freund clearly delights in enigma. His vocals could go from laconic to impassioned without such obvious trickery as cranking up the volume. His lyrics are full of curveballs."
- Washington Post
"Journeyman Freund is soundtrack ready. He made an album that is all at once addictive, stylistically diverse and honest to the core."
"Freund crosses pop songs with lullabies on his third independent release. His bass lines play an important role on the album, guiding songs with low melodies that provide beautiful cohesion throughout the entire collection."
- PERFORMING SONGWRITER - Top 12 DIY Picks
"The record is a culmination of Waitsian jive and SoCal singer-songwriter fare with a stubborn pop sophistication. I found a surprisingly clever, cohesive and subtly remarkable album. Freund's voice is somewhere between a rougher-around-edges ersion of Josh Rouse and a more forceful Joe Henry. Lyrically, he falls between Rouse and Henry as well."