“Clair is laid-back - yet very New York, proving that's possible.”

Village Voice

“Stephen Clair is the alt-country troubadour for the 21st century. His songs are playful reminders that the new breed of alt-country followers are big city folkies rather than down home roots writers.”


“You rarely,as I mention in the editorial, hear an entire album being played on the radio, but you could hear all 11 tracks of this one if you tuned into, ah well, that's the catch, you'd have to tune into 11 different stations. Which is a pretty neat compliment when you think about it”

John Conquest - 3rd Coast Music

“A masterful songwriter, Stephen Clair has the skills to write tunes that are both deeply personal, yet surprisingly universal.”

Celebrity Cafe

“Clair is based in New York City but plays the kind of turbo-folk that's usually associated with the heartland. Clair's "Little Radio" CD opened ears last year and a new one is in the works. A clever wordsmith and a fearless performer.”

Jim Beal - San Antonio Express

“Clair’s an articulate local folk smoothie who sings at least one pretty song about a woman’s undergarments.”

Village Voice

“Stephen Clair handles a guitar pretty well himself. The New Yorker's wry voice and well-observed songs recall those of Texans like Robert Earl Keen and James McMurtry.”

Nashville Scene

“One of the Top 50 albums of 2003.”

Listeners' Poll - WFUV 90.7 FM, NYC

“Stephen Clair is the kind of citified troubadour that the roots songwriting world needs these days.”

Clay Steakley - Performing Songwriter Magazine