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Andrew Luttrell / Press

“Luttrell’s vision of country is slightly different than the rest of ours, and that’s to listeners’ good. SARA SOTA and SISTER GOES BAD are ominous constructions that split the difference between grim country and ripping psych, and they register as some of the most memorable tunes on PAINT BY NUMBER$. Andrew Luttrell Band nails the space between psych and country. Adventurous listeners, take heed. ”

“Luttrell paints a lot of fine character details with his lyrics, which like those in LANDSCAPE PLAINS don’t really form a coherent picture until you’ve made it through the whole song. That’s no doubt an intention, given that painting by numbers gives you a mosaic, much like an impressionistic painting. The paintings (by Luttrell) in the accompanying CD booklet are often abstract in the same way. It’s a deeper theme that holds the record PAINT BY NUMBER$—which has wild, often disjointed stylist swings among the 10 tracks—together.”

“Andrew Luttrell wears his myriad influences on his sleeve proudly throughout 10-tracks of, largely, American folk-rock, following the color code with a measure of irreverence and playfulness that keeps the 42-minute album (PAINT BY NUMBER$) lively and intriguing to the last. ...The whole thing is carried throughout by Luttrell’s guitar virtuosity, effortlessly gliding from lilting alt-country; to playful, modal jazz-informed jam-rock; to heavy blues-rock without a hitch.”

“SARA SOTA (from PAINT BY NUMBER$) shows some serious rock range with it’s heavy licks and greasy, low down delivery that would impress anyone holding a bourbon on the rocks. All in all, Andrew Luttrell and his band display good musicianship and a strong sense of groove, if not a whole whack of originality on this outing. Luttrell shows potential as a strong storyteller, most evident in the emotionally charged lead track LANDSCAPE PLAINS, which is recommended listening.”

“On week 16 in the UK on the NEWUSB Radio Top 40 Charts, the song LANDSCAPE PLAINS hit #1”

“In the opening track LANDSCAPE PLAINS (from PAINT BY NUMBER$) the traditional country percussion, fiddle, and organ come together with Luttrell’s guitar solos and character-developing lyrics to create a new shade of Western. On occasion, the jam band territory they delve into can hide the detailed stories crafted by Luttrell. It is only after a closer listen, that the inspiration drawn from a letter written by Vincent Van Gogh to his sister, Wilhelmina, a few months prior to his suicide, can be understood. Andrew Luttrell Band has proved in different strokes that established styles of music are in the eye of the beholder. Rating: 4/5 Stars!”

“I listened to MAKING SENSES (from PAINT BY NUMBER$) three times and now it's playing in the background again. I have a feeling that the melody will haunt me throughout the day. It's very melodic and catchy. The production and the arrangement are professional and serve the song well. They're definitely not your run-of-the-mill generic lyrics. For example, I like the fact that Luttrell referred to the Mona Lisa and Carvaggio's Medusa turning him into stone.”

Aaron More - Stars Uncharted

“(PAINT BY NUMBER$) sounds like a European take on americana, what with its emphasis on smoothly technical playing and the emphasis on electrified instruments. Kinda like a Dutch Allman Brothers, perhaps. Except that Luttrell and his band are decidedly american. Maybe the Dixie Dregs are a better reference. Anyway, the songs a bit wiggy, but they move so nicely that every tangent is folded seamlessly into the whole.”

“The quality of songwriting, musicianship, and production here simply cannot be over-stated. LANDSCAPE PLAINS begins with dreamy-clean guitar picking and then transitions into a more twangy guitar tone and full band production before the vocal kicks in. The skillful arrangement crosses genre barriers and always features quality performances. Luttrell’s vocal is compelling and yet accessible, giving it an instant familiarity.”

“To say that this album (PAINT BY NUMBER$) is a great example of American/Folk rock does not do it justice. Luttrell has done an amazing job with the writing and arrangement of each of the songs on this album, not to mention his skill at guitar playing and singing.”

“Of the dozen songs here, Andrew Luttrell's JAMIE MOORE, with its offbeat narrative and plaintive vocals, can hold its own against any contemporary folk tune. (2006 Album "Scorched Sentiments" review)”

John Lewis - Baltimore Magazine