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The Kickin Grass Band / Press

“Walk With Me, the Raleigh-based quintet's fourth album, attests to its maturity as songwriters, instrumentalists and storytellers...it is intimate, inspiring and grand.”

“Outstanding outfit and beautiful record.”

“Great instrumentation...intriguing original songs, and a sound that incorporates elements of both modern and old time music.”

“Walk With Me is a fine disc that’s drenched in tradition, while breathtaking in its originality. ”

“Though their music hails from Appalachia, it drifts as much as it races, gentle melodic glow glimmering like twilight on a metal bumper.”

“The Kickin Grass Band has moved from the core of bluegrass to the heart of Americana and they've invited ALL their fans along for the ride.”

Barry Poss - founder of Sugar Hill Records

“Lynda Dawson – lead singer, guitarist and songwriter – has a singular voice and a nifty way with words.She always manages to avoid clichés and yet find something universal to say in the process.”

Jeff Eason - Mountain Times

“The band fits comfortably playing a jamgrass festival as well as at venues whose audiencs remember the early years of Monroe and Flatt and Scruggs. ”

“Evolving from old-time traditionalists to Americana/ folk rockers with bluegrass chops... the band has continually won over audiences with its fanciful spin on roots music”

Ashley Melzer - The Independent Weekly

"Music so fresh and driven that if anyone was not tapping their toes,they were dead--the Kickin Grass Band brought an energy like no others"

Dave Eisenhuth, MC - Desert Bluegrass Festival 2011

“The Kickin Grass Band impresses with good vocals, blending solid instrumentation, personality and youthful energy. They are original and upbeat. Fine bluegrass entertainment!”

Gracie Muldoon - Music News Nashville

"The band picks with power and authority and the vocals are sung with passion and grace. And, best of all, along the way, the band has forged its own unique sound. The original tunes are just stellar."

Dave Higgs - Bluegrass Breakdown, Nashville Public Radio

“The Kickin Grass Band is more than straight-up bluegrass, although there is plenty of that here. It’s lyrical folk music well worth seeking out.”

“The album's most impressive achievement is The Ghost of Nathaniel Carter. Like a campfire storyteller, Dawson deftly uses vocal inflection to keep you riveted to the tale, and the hopped-up playing that punctuates the chorus whenever it comes 'round spotlights the overlap between bluegrass and Celtic music...”

"A unique musical offering, which stands out in the sometimes crowded field of similar sounding bluegrass acts, and appeals to a broad range of tastes."

Swallow Hill Newsletter

"An entertaining ride fueled by rich harmonies and pulsing rhythms."

Chris Parker - The Durham Herald-Sun