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e-s guthrie / Press

“It took E-S Guthrie a little while to find his voice, but it was worth the wait... Armed with a batch of stellar songs and newfound confidence, he has recently struck out on his own. The overwhelming response from audiences makes one wonder what took so long.”

“The acoustic-slinging singer-songwriter is a well-worn archetype, and it takes a serious talent to develop a distinct voice... Guthrie manages to convey what are sometimes conventional, potentially schmaltzy sentiments with a certain soulful sincerity, vision and wit that unearths the profound from the familiar. And his facility with words is bolstered by his impressive and immersive guitar work and arrangements.”

“The songs are emotional, sometimes raw, sometimes contemplative, but always personal. Guthrie breaks away from traditional folk models...”

“e-s dabbled with a palate of sound and lyric imagery that evokes the timeless quality of a Woody or a Dylan [he even presented his own homage to New York City] without sounding trite, plagiaristic or repetitive. He is wandering and lovelorn, yet looking ahead with determined optimism – a self-realized “agent of change.””

"Guthrie, who impressed the small crowd with his poignant, folk-inspired songs, kept the night lively while really showcasing his honest lyrics and vocals. His song 'To the Stars and Back' filters through the soul, leaving the crowd dazed by the acoustic purity."

“Using a couple of microphones and holding nothing back Eric let his voice fly from the large stage... it was as if we were sitting in a living room enjoying a private session with one of Charlotte's finest.”

“Eric-Scott Guthrie can hold a room captive with beautiful music.”

“Guthrie showed his talent as a songwriter... you didn’t hear much chatting as those in the room were actively listening.”

Jeff Hahne - Creative Loafing - Live Review