““Own Resolve” offers an intriguing blend of emotionally resonant songwriting and head-bobbing groove.”
“This isn't a reggae band so much as a reggae-influenced rock band...Each song felt full and formidable. Chris Shaw and new bassist Matt Paetsch held the groove with nary a hiccup, creating dense textures for the guitarists to play around in...unfurling a smart balance of spotlight solos and between-the-cracks riffage. Perry handled most of the heavy lifting, but Andy Shaw chipped in occasionally with something a little more raw. It reminded me of dexterous Nels Cline and rambunctious Jeff Tweedy trading riffs at a Wilco show...Andy Shaw Band left me wishing I would have seen them in action much sooner and thankful that there will be ample opportunity to do it again. ”
"There is a little Stevie Wonder, a little Steely Dan and a lot of fun to be found in the terrific little surprise that is Ways of the World.”
"The sound is an incredibly approachable tap into the reggae genre that is initially disguised by an almost alt-country feel and intense technical tightness, commanding audience respect, especially live."
““Here we have the sound of Andy Shaw Band coming into its own. Ways of the World exhibits a fully-formed unit that transcends . . . .” - Chris Deville, Columbus Alive”
““Andy Shaw Band . . .uses the best elements to create unique, laid-back grooves. Shaw and cohorts, among the hardest working musicians in town, have honed their trademark sound.””