“The First Chapter is full of upbeat songs about having belief in oneself and following dreams. Both the lyrics and the extended jams are uplifting, as the band describes the struggles and eventual triumphs of the character Mr. Hunter. As powerful as The First Chapter is, however, Marcus says their next album is even more so. It may very well be.”
“A story about life, nature, dreams, and following what you believe in. Who can’t get behind that?”
“Listening to "Roots" is the impression as if Beethoven was playing the guitar ...”
“Overall, this is a strong disc that should definitely please jam band fans. Many progressive rockers will find a lot to like here, too. Some fans of vocal jazz will even enjoy this. It’s an extremely strong album.”
“Fans of Phish or the Dixie Dregs will enjoy this. Jazz fans will enjoy this. Honestly, any one who likes to rock will enjoy this. I am going to sit back, turn it up, and vibe out. You need to grab your copy.”
"Almost every tune on The First Chapter makes you want to hear Mr. Hunter in a live setting."
"What do you get when you combine passionate music, thoughtful lyrics, a beautiful voice, a series of paintings from the early 1800s, Austrian Economics, a bit of jazz, bluegrass, classical music, and a dog? You get the inspiring music of Mr. Hunter."
"Roots is pretty much as dreamy as it gets, and when my first child is born, it shall be the instrumental lullaby that I play to send him off to sleep."