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"As the leader of Starving in the Belly of the Whale, Ricky Terrell has been fine-tuning his modern folk sound for several years. This has resulted in a string of strong releases. However, the local singer-songwriter has outdone himself with the exceptional new concept album, “Missionaries & Imposters,” which gets its official release Saturday, November 22."
-Dayton Daily News- BY DON THRASHER - CONTRIBUTING WRITER
"If you were to think about it, quite literally, Starving in the Belly of the Whale implies being eaten whole. It implies that you are trapped inside a cage of bone and blubber. There you are dying of need while another creature will slowly absorb your body into its own. You’re hungry while he eats. This fits well to the word “irony” as people use it nowadays.
For a musical enterprise with such an ironic name, no sense of the meaning is left behind. From starting as a full band with a rock influence and progressing into the more elemental world of acoustic singer/songwriters, to the name of this new album (the Foolish Fellow) that encompasses the idea of ends, growing up and progressing with no solid understanding of why. Starving in the Belly of the Whale is a one-man machine that keeps producing albums, about one per year. Terrell himself is an organic songwriter who keeps evolving his band along the way, and so far he shows no signs of slowing down."
-Reach DCP freelance writer Kate E Lore, Dayton City Paper