"Music of a hundred years ago, from yesterday or today - whenever you place them the songs of Rob McHale should be taught in school because they reflect vibrant history, the value of tradition and living social comment. This North Carolina-based poet, musician and composer writes folk Americana songs that walk you through their narratives in an entirely involving way. They bring home the wealth of heritage and place it firmly in the present, they observe the days we live in and offer valuable meaning."
“Real and mature, reflective and sincere, this is music for the spirit and a really excellent release.” [Fields]”
"“Rob McHale’s newest record ‘Fields’ is composed of relaxing songs that are meant to make you feel good. The stories which are told in the ten tracks are socially inspired and some are based on historical events. They aim to make the listeners think carefully about todays’ world and how they can contribute to the achievement of a better society.”
"With this irristibly harmonious music this disc [Fields] is certainly one of the highlights of this genre in 2014."
“'Fire and the Guns' recalls something from the early years of Gordon Lightfoot and should be seen primarily as a sincere compliment for this excellent story teller. Cis Van Loy Keys and Chords Belgium”
"A Socially Conscious songwriter with intelligent lyrics"
“The opening track "Company Town" tells the story of this project. The song offers crisp clear guitars and lyrics that get the mind to consider something besides the circumstance most of our lives are locked into allowing us to focus on other peoples conditions and lives. McHale's guitar is huge, but his vocal is even larger, somewhere between a low tenor and high baritone. It's a great voice for his topical tunes. I hear shades of Young, J.J. Cale, and many of the best writers of our generation.”