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“Much of the band’s music carries an overlay of twang. Their vocal hollers and stomping rhythm proudly represent Appalachia, while they’re also capable of delivering a sinuous country-funk sound that could place them in northern Mississippi hill country as easily as the southern Louisiana bayou.”

“Possum Jenkins has always made music for the love of the music, Brewer said. “We’ve never felt like making the leap to being a full-time, national band was best for us and our families. But we still love playing together and want to do it as often as we can. … We’re proud that our sound has always been really eclectic and that it reflects our love of soul, blues, country and rock ’n’ roll. We have lots of strong influences, but we’ve been able to create a sound that is really ours and not anybody else’s. When we look back at our body of work so far, there’s a lot more grinning than cringing.””

“...their songs are delivered seamlessly and without much production. They are a band that has yet to reach a plateau.”

“The N.C. quintet hits the road locked and loaded with its recent recording Carolinacana. The title sums up the combo’s exuberant Southern rock, rural Americana and acoustic-guitar-fueled blues boogie. The band’s songs are whittled from music of the South, with a keen sense of interplay within the band, and a natural emphasis on songcraft.”

“The group presses the electric guitar early on opposite Brent Buckner’s amped mouth harp on the distinctly power-pop influenced “Been There Before.” But with 14 tracks to work with, Possum Jenkins has ample space to explore a multitude of sounds. “All Is Not Lost” drops in handclaps and off-mic choruses to lift up its heartened message. “Back to You” picks back up on the album’s central themes: “Familiar pavement, streets I know/I look for the road sign by the gravel road”, Nathan Turner sings in the band’s most seamless marriage of acoustic and electric.”

"Possum Jenkins shares songwriting and vocal duties, creating a mixture of perspectives and vocal diversity. The result is a richly textured collection of songs that caputre the lows and highs of life's grand parade."

“From that first show at Murphy's six years ago, the boys moved on to play throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia, spreading their sound and the Boone vibe as they switch instruments and keeping the crowd and charts hopping.”

“Through all its styles, Possum Jenkins stays on track with determination and dedication to the song. The love of the music comes through mixing the ears of a fan with the work of accomplished musicianship. Hey, run out of bad habits on your own. Come on over and borrow some of Possum Jenkins.”

“This album just what you'd expect from a country roots rock CD: Razor sharp guitar sounds with a driving beat and soulful vocals, the continuous alternation of power and acoustic guitars, keyboards and Dobro...”

“Since 2004, the band has been impressing audiences throughout the South. With songs such as "Greasy Spoon" and "Nasty Nate's Shotgun Blues," the band has a sound reminiscent of the North Mississippi All-Stars. It's down-and-dirty Southern rock with a dash of tongue-in-cheek humor thrown in.”

“Can they do sad songs? Of course. How about happy ones? Check. Can they all sing and play multiple instruments? Yes to that also. There’s plenty to like about Collection of Bad Habits and with so much diversity on one album, plenty of reasons to keep a few of those habits around.”

“With a sound that they describe as a ‘blend of Carolinacana’ there’s a lot to love about (Collection Of Bad Habits), from David Willis’ soulful vocals, to hints of Dobro and its raw, alt. Country sound.”

Carla Kucinski-Seward - Go Triad

“The album cranks it right up with the hi-test honky tonk opener “Strangers Heart” and doesn’t take its foot off the accelerator until the last few notes of the closing track, “Carrboro Nights.””

“Boone, N.C.-based Possum Jenkins concoct brewski-soaked country-soul that showcases a distinct love of outlaw country as well as alt.country. to boot, their solid writing pays tribute to rocking Southern boogie, where the ghosts of Steve Earle and Blue Mountain drop in for a cold one.”

“The band's music barreled through The Garage that night like a freight train, and when the show was over, the house was packed with a lot of happy, sweaty people. Even the band was surprised by the enthusiastic response to its Southern-fried rock rendition of "Hang Down Your Head, Tom Dooley."”

Jacqui Causey - Go Triad

“Throw me a deep driving guitar riff, and I'm hooked, especially if it's one that stems from loss and heartbreak. The boys of Possum Jenkins understand how to deliver just that. Their songs highlight precisely what effect dysfunctional romance has on the Southern man.”

Jennie Thompson - Go Triad

“The fans are a diverse group: college students, interested locals, other musicians, bar partrons-and they are out in force at Boone Saloon to see the local boys rock the stage. In the increasingly crowded bar, women sway and sing on the dancefloor while their boyfriends play air guitar...”

Lela Jackson - The Mountain Times