"Lectric Prayer he sounds far more at ease, contented even. With the title track Tyler gives us a bluesy take on Americana that is a slightly dark yet uplifting affair with primitive harmonica jostling with some fine vocal harmonies for a mighty fine song.
"The term Americana is Tyler-made for the likes of Crosby. In support of his own guitar those incredibly talented members of progressive bluegrass ensemble, Nickel Creek, Sara Watkins (violin, backing vocals) and her brother, Sean Watkins (tenor, guitar, mandolin and backing vocals), Sebastian Steinberg (stand-up bass, ‘busted’ banjo) and top session man Don Heffington (drums).
"Noteworthy is Lectric Prayer the latest from L.A.’s Crosby Tyler. Misfits and ne'er-do-wells, these damaged songs ranging from the wistful Good Ol' Circus Days to the roaring Runaway Hellbound Train are his forte…"
““Lectric Prayer is a masterful, sincere, honest album and will make my year end best list” ”
"Crosby Tyler sounds like one of the Lubbock music mafia, but unlike Butch Hancock and co, he's based in the far slicker environs of L.A. That doesn't stop Lectric Prayer being a down-home collection of back-porch bluegrass and blues-infused observations on the present day."
"A guitar and harmonica rack aside, the red nose is Tyler's only prop in a show that reveals the soft-hatted, careworn voiced Los Angeleno to be as much theatre director as troubadour, marshalling a rich cast of characters, including the clowns, drunkards and crazies of the Tex-Mex flavored Payasos Borrachos Y Locos, war veterans, fugitives, refugees, hobos, bozos and sundry bluesmen, and making them all come alive."
"Performing solo, the quality of his writing, his way with a tune and his engaging presence made for a fine night. Tyler was able to produce a set of songs that tapped into American folk sources with touches of humor and, at times and in a more serious vein looked at the underbelly of American society."