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Amanda Cevallos / Press

“The best country music always has good punchlines, and on Amanda Cevallos' new album, I'll Never Honky Tonk You, there's no shortage of play on words. Titles like "He Won't Stop Leavin' Me Alone" and "Texas Hold Him" embrace that tradition, along with the practice of mentioning Johnny Cash and singing about honky tonks—though Cevallos is the first singer I've heard use "honky tonk" as an action that you do to someone. The former Missoulian and current Austin musician struts the fine line between classic—though totally loveable—tropes and original storylines. This is one of the best original honky-tonk albums I've heard in a long time, and Cevallos' return to Missoula for the release makes it all the more exciting.”

“There’s no denying Amanda Cevallos has an element of magic on her side. We’ve all winced at the emotional squelch between life’s channels. But turning that grating fuzz into something melodic requires a delicate touch, an attention to detail many singer/songwriters lack. Chase the Rain outlines love’s short and sweet dystopia with five ballads—every one of which you feel you could have written after some distant breakup. Cevallos plays at the lonely blue heart with muddle-through mentality, her vocals falling somewhere between Linda Ronstadt and Brandi Carlile. She’s a jaded vixen with a guitar and a voice and the stones to use both. ”

Alex Sakariassen - ALBUM REVIEW- The Missoula Independent