"...this freaking thing is going to make my top 10 for 2010, no doubt."..."Allatoona Rising” has twelve tracks that will have you itching for a trip down south."..."This band is versatile as all hell with their ability to make some really pretty love songs and some really pissed off songs about what happens when all that junk doesn’t work out"..."this is one of those albums that you can put on and listen to all the way through. No need to skip a track here or there, pure entertainment from start to finish."
“Chase Fifty Six is a Georgia band that plays Georgia rock, a perfect blend of unapologetic country lyrics, dirty rock and roll guitars, and vocal deliveries that leave no doubt that the singer has lived the words he's singing. Their latest album, Allatoona Rising, out on Dirtleg Records, is packed with eleven such examples. Stories about useless women, trailer parks, and love, sometimes all in the same song, are common themes on the album. I'll be catching Chase Fifty Six if they ever make it close enough.”
“Chase Fifty Six from Georgia is one of the best groups that I’ve found through Reviewshine. I was about halfway though the first song Mary Jane when I knew that I was going to like them. It just sounded like my kind of music and that certainly proved to be the case. A bit of rockin’ alt. country like Drive-By Truckers and another bit of moodier folk rock and americana like NQ Arbuckle for example and a whole lot of damn good songs. The finest half of Allatoona Rising is just stunning and songs such as Mary Jane, Goodbye Princess, Let It Go aren’t overshadowed by any of the higher profile and higher budget americana releases of the year. After a couple more listenings I probably feel bad that I didn’t throw in one half of a heart more, because I’m already thinking about it..”
“I like the guys in Chase Fifty Six. I like the fact that they responded so promptly to my emailed request for a copy of their new Allatoona Rising CD after I discovered it via a post on the Nine Bullets weblog. I like the fact that, minutes after I debuted the excellent song "Mary Jane" on TMM, they shot me an email of gratitude. Jeez. They even posted fifty-five seconds of today's show on their website and their MySpace. More than that, I like the fact that Chase Fifty Six make good music.”
"Reminds me of early (think Southern Rock Opera and backwards) Drive-By Truckers with only Cooley singing."
"If you think alt-country is a little too weak, southern rock is a little too red and country is a little too, well, country ... then this is the record for you."
"Ain't no way no how nowhere there no better Georgia rock band than this."