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The Mother Truckers / Press

“the Mother Truckers song "SUMMER OF LOVE" has been chosen as one of the "Coolest Songs in the World" on the "Little Steven's Underground Garage " SIRIUS Satellite radio show. 2008’s “STREETS OF ATLANTA” was also chosen for this same distinction.”

Little Steve - Little Steven's Underground Garage

“The Mother Truckers have now made three straight albums that I like -- how many bands have that kind of winning streak? Not many. “ Van Tour” leans more toward blues-based, Stonesish rock. My favorite track is probably the opener, "Alien Girl" it has a riff that reminds me of T. Rex! "Summer Of Love" is an obvious ZZ Top move and simultaneously the most metal and most country song on the album. Bottom line: Lots of good stuff ”

Chuck Eddy - Freelance writer to Village Voice, SPIN, and other fine music publications

“Filled with sass, shout-along choruses, and rawboned guitar, 2008's Let's All Go to Bed put the Mother Truckers at the head of the class when it comes to Austin country rock. Van Tour follows in a similar vein,... the Truckers really hit their stride with the disc's last four tunes. "Size of the Sun" and "Concentrate" house Collins and Zee's coziest harmonies, the latter's guitar work on "Summer of Love" fusing Billy Gibbons and Joe Walsh, and the closing title track is just the right combination of goofy wordplay and 90 miles per hour country stomp.”

Jim Caliguiri - Austin Chronicle

““Austin's Mother Truckers, who've penned an instant pop classic with `Keep It Simple,' from their new `Van Tour' CD. The tune, featuring Teal Collins' sensational soaring vocals, has a nostalgic Top 40 radio feel, as it yearns for love minus drama. Zee and Collins are probably the most talented guitar/vocals tandem in Austin since David Grissom used to play with Lou Ann Barton in the '80s.””

Michael Corcoran - Austin American Statesman

““The mother truckers `Van Tour' is A modern day black oak arkansaw Goodtime hillbilly party rock n soul. Josh and Teal are the new Delaney and Bonnie hotter than two foxes fornicating in a forest fire” ”

Mojo Nixon - Sirius Satellite Radio

“...For a real taste of Austin flavor, local legends The Mother Truckers will keep you pleasantly immersed in their brand of Country-rock . ”

Michael Ventre - MSNBC

"The record boasts phenomenal Rockers, along with some soulful, Honky-Tonkers. Its identity as a Country-Roadhouse-Rock Champ is clearly defined. These cuts set the tone on hyper-drive as the beats seem to literally jump off the speakers.


"Anyone who likes raunchy rock and roll is going to enjoy this album."


"Call the Mother Truckers what you want....Roots, rock, alt. county....this is what country music today ought to sound like, and if you like your country rockin'...then this is a must have album for you."

Guest List Magazine

"On third album, Let' s All Go To Bed, The Mother Truckers come out smokin' dynamite...full of sassy attitude..."

Austin Chronicle

"...The Mother Truckers latest album defies easy categorization....songs from two smart, irreverent writers doing just what they want, and doing it very well. Whether it's country, rock, both or neither - it's a hell of a lot of fun."

Austin Music + Entertainment Magazine

"...no matter how technically dazzling [Josh Zee's] playing gets, it always has a refreshing sense of humor ... together [Josh & Teal] make this album a mother trucking blast"

Guitar Player Magazine

"I know that I give a lot of records four stars. After hearing "Let's All Go to Bed," I'd like to go back and give some of them three stars instead." - 4 stars out of 4.

Austin American Statesman

"The Truckers continue their national ascent with “Let’s All Go to Bed,” their third and best release. Primary singer/songwriters Josh Zee and Teal Collins workthe boy-girl dynamic to perfection on this sometimes sweet,usually rowdy collection of 12 honky-tonkin’ tunes." - 4 stars out of 4.

PA Daily Press

“— "Let's all go by this CD." - 5 stars out of 5”

Roc- is-Life.com

“Little Steven of the E Street Band picks "Streets of Atlanta" as one of his "Coolest Songs in the World"”

Little Steven XM radio show