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Little Ugly / Press

"Little Ugly, a band based in West Hartford, took the stage, fresh off of an NPR performance earlier that day. This band screams a spot at the Harbor stage at the Newport Folk Festival next year. "

"Little Ugly has become a staple of the Hartford music scene. They were named the "Best Indie Rock" band at the 2013 Connecticut Music Awards and were referred to as 'one of the hardest working bands you'll ever encounter.' ~John Dankosky

"Little Ugly’s latest gift to the world is “Where the River’s Born”; an EP that is surely going to make you yearn for more from this band who calls Hartford home. They are no secret to those “in the know” in the New England. They have been honored by the Hartford Advocate as the Best Rock Band of 2011 and Hartford Magazine awarded them the best Musician/Band in 2012. Listen to “Where the River’s Born” and you will know why."

"2012 Hartford Magazine "Best Musician/Band" winners Little Ugly performed at the Union Station in Hartford on Sunday, August 4th, for up-and-coming country artist Courtney Drummey's album release party. Their raucous indie belting along with wonderfully catchy melodies captivated the audience."

"If you’ve sung along to a song like “Named After Saints” at a bar you’ll certainly be doing so in your car or at your desk at work. But that’s another trademark of the Little Ugly sound – write memorable songs that stick with you like an evening with friends and family over a good home-cooked meal. Their passion for their craft is evident and therefore comforting in that way."

“When you’ve won a Hartford Magazine “Best of” award, you’ve got to be good. And the four-year-old, four-member “orchestral folk rock” band Little Ugly is good. Very good."”

“Little Ugly is Hartford Advocate's Grand Band Slam 2011 winners of "Best Rock Band" "Little Ugly's funky instrumentation set's them apart from the crowd"”

"They have really been one of Hartfords Central Bands that are exploding the original music scene..."

"2012 Best Musician/Band in CT" "Those who can do teach; Little Ugly is a tight-knit group of friends and fellow music teachers who play gigs several nights each week around Hartford and New Haven. A breakout chamber pop quartet, the band features an upright bass and keys with funky instrumentation that sets it apart from the crowd."

“During one of the breaks late in the filming, Casey Cormier talked to the crowd about the efforts by Little Ugly and some of its fellow bands (you know who they are) to see a genuine music scene come to life and thrive in Hartford. That’s our goal here, too, and we hope Little Ugly will be around for a while to be at the nexus of it. But I can’t escape the feeling that this band will be getting into even bigger things soon enough.”

"Little Ugly is a tight-knit group of friends and fellow music teachers who've been on the scene for a few years and regularly play 2-3 gigs a week at venues around Hartford and New Haven. They dropped a well-received EP earlier this year, garnering comparisons to The Decemberists and Ray LaMontagne and are already working on material for a follow-up."

"Little Ugly brings a new acoustic sound"