Urban Monroes / Press

“Bluegrass music in all-wheel drive.”

The Register Guard

"With a panoramic view through inspiring originals and a driving rootsy style, Pavement and Pathways is a joyride down the Appalachian Trail's fast lane."

The Fireball Mail

“Passionately executed, high flying fun ”

The Oregonian

“Vocally and instrumentally exciting album suitable for a broad range of listeners. ”

The Statesman Journal

““Pavement and Pathways is a high strings adventure offering direct infusions of adrenalin. So get in, sit down, and hold on.””


“Honest like a hard day’s work and tasty like a cold beverage at the end of that day.”

The Columbian

“Urban Monroes had that high lonesome sound down to a science with a silken-throated lead singer.”

by Sarah Hagerman - Review of String Summit-Jambase

“The entire 12 song release is totally captivating. Vocals, instrumentation and lyrics all combine for an absolutely wonderful collection.”

The Portland Tribune

"Timeless bluegrass with doses of the contemporary integrated into a fully formed sound. Gorgeous, powerful vocal style and chart topping originals like "When The Aspens Turn" make for an album rich in dynamic bluegrass performance."

Americana UK

“Your release is FANtastic..absolutely crisp and so well-done. The combination of original and traditional tunes (and fine arrangements of them at that) is simply splendid. ”

Karen Olch - Acoustic Junction/Sounds Global KRVM-FM

“Their musical savvy and obvious ability make their albums compelling listens. ”

Goldmine Magazine.