“Reed's new album bursts with vivid tales of boozy misadventures, tumultuous romances, sour luck and days defined by an unrelenting wanderlust. The raw-voiced Reed leans toward the whiskey-drinking outlaw side of the troubadour spectrum, but his songwriting is grounded in a brusquely poetic candor.”
"Mason Reed is a highly gifted musician born of Van Morrison and Bob Dylan."
“Mason Reed exemplifies the hard work and entrepreneurial spirit of a new generation of independent artists who are able to create their own paths to success.”
“Offering up five tracks worth of gloriously smoky and vivid country-rock, singer/songwriter Mason Reed really impresses with this perfectly twangy and harmonic EP CD. …A total treat.”
“'You Can’t Come Back from Heaven’ … recorded in five days, spans haunting tracks of acoustic guitar overlaid with Reed’s voice, which is gritty, nostalgic, cynical and smoky all at once.”
“You can really feel the grit and emotion in Mason Reed’s vocals and lyrics on his latest EP. His songs are very powerful and delivered very organically with a sound that is unparalleled. …you can feel all the pain, frustration, confusion, anger and every other emotion that is pulsing through Reed as he sings. As familiar as he is unique, Mason Reed is one to watch, as he delivers a thoroughly stunning EP.”
“Reed’s music seeps with the wisdom of someone who’s been around the block more than just a few times – he understands himself and his cultural roots.”