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This Old Earthquake / Press

"As I suspect you know or can guess, my musical tastes don't run to 'alt.'" Most of what I listen to was recorded at least 50 years ago or more, but I ran into this CD and was seriously impressed. It's spare, dark, elegant and contemporary."

Quote from Dennis McNally, noted Grateful Dead historian and author - Marin Independent Journal

"...It's one of the best albums I've heard in many, many years." Paul "Pappy" Middleton, engineer, Bonnie Raitt

Shari-Faye Dell - West Marin Citizen

"The self produced nine song collection of originals blends sweet harmony and a laid back tempo into melodies that linger just behind the beat. The effect is somber, bittersweet and nostalgically melancholic."

Shari-Faye Dell - West Marin Citizen

“Band profile by Paul Liberatore Marin Independant Journal Aug. 20, 2010 WestMarinicana. That's not the name of a new genre in pop music - yet. But that's the way a growing cult of fans has been describing the sophisticated, back porch music of This Old Earthquake, an acoustic trio from Bolinas that has just released an inspired debut album, "Portuguese Murder Ballads." Dennis McNally, the Grateful Dead historian and author, turned me on to them, saying in a note that accompanied their CD: "As I suspect you know or can guess, my musical tastes don't run to 'alt.'" Most of what I listen to was recorded at least 50 years ago or more, but I ran into this CD and was seriously impressed. It's spare, dark, elegant and contemporary." Yes, it is. And then some.”

Paul Liberatore - Marin Independent Journal