Wild Carrot / Press

"Eclectic but consistently entertaining and sizzling with intensity as only great acoustic music can deliver, with an urgency and intimacy that I love."

Michelle Shocked, Singer-Songwriter

"The intimacy of the performance (on Crowd Around the Mic) translates to the disc with all the charm that characterizes their shows, and their music, in general."

RA - Vintage Guitar Magazine

"...bluegrass music is in the process of being rescued by acts from north of the Mason-Dixon Line: Railroad Earth, Dan Tyminski, Crooked Still…. To this list add Wild Carrot...simultaneously lovely, clever, and swingy. Above all, it’s not predictable..."

LV - Off-Center Reviews

"Wild Carrot are seasoned veterans that comfortably play music that appears to have come out of their finger tips for decades on end. The interplay between the instruments and the vocals is incredible to hear."

"...a whirlwind of Roots music forms, touching on Bluegrass, Country, swinging Jazz, Modern Folk and Celtic music — the original songs stand up remarkably well against the well-chosen covers — with a consistently masterful grace, while the expansion from duo to quartet proves to be a great excuse to show off some flawless four-part harmonies.

Mike Breen - City Beat

““By the end of the evening, your audience will have experienced an excellent performance artistically and will have come to know Pam, Spencer and their group in the process. Both are very enjoyable experiences.” ”

Presenter - Mike Morris, Former Executive Director / The Midland Theatre

"...beautiful display of pure folk music, run through the minds of two artists who clearly have a grasp on a diverse range of music and an eye on contemporary sounds.”

Mike Breen - City Beat

““...gorgeous vocals, strongly melodic playing and uncluttered arrangements…the songs are life-sized-complex, subtle and powerful.””

Michael Devlin - Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange

"My ears were so pleased when I heard Wild Carrot's version of "What Have You Done To Life Somebody Up." They are a tight band with a great sound and a lot of soul. Thank you for recording my song."

Paul Thorn, Singer-Songwriter

““Wild Carrot is able to stand nose-to-nose with any contemporary folk act going...Wild Carrot has the skills to rank with the best of ‘em.””

Mike Breen - City Beat

"You can’t just have a taste of wild carrot. Slowly savor their contemporary folk rooted in tradition and know you’ll be coming back again and again.”

Jamie Anderson - SingOut! Magazine

"The band was so easy to work with, and they adapt to the venue easily – big or small, indoor or outdoor…. Definitely an act we will be bringing back to Lakeside."

Presenter - Shirley Stary,Vice President, Programming, Lakeside Association

"...by turns poignant and fiery, mixing songs of social jusctice with root-toot-tootin’ train songs. Check them out!”

Marty Rosen - Leo Weekly

““Tasteful, creative playing, lovely melodies, and beautiful singing voices are the hallmarks of this duo. As good a straight-ahead folk group as you’ll hear.””

National Folk Alliance

““This guy-and-gal duo from Cincinnati tread the well-worn byways of acoustic folk but with an omnipresent eye toward strong songwriting and rich harmonic balance. Stitched out of gentle acoustic guitar play and a nicely checked vocal fabric, the two never stray far from traditional folk music, but their songs are impressive.””

Todd Bowman - Creative Loafing

““…they perform together in that seamless fashion that only dedicated musicians achieve after lots of practice and a shared goal…””

Peter Read - Nightflying dot com

““Take Pamela Temple’s incredible voice and Spencer Funk’s hot guitar and mandolin licks, add a wide, diverse range of songs, and you’ve got one of the top folk groups around today!””

Presenter - Nancy Johnson-Barker, KY Music Weekend

"There is a seamless wholeness to wild carrot that goes beyond the ordinary summing of parts and into the realm of special magic. See them before a big yellow taxi comes and takes them away.”

John Krehbiel - Folk Notes

"Wild Carrot and the Roots Band gave a fabulous performance, charming the audience with their choice of music and beautiful harmonies. It was a ‘feel good evening’ all the way around."

Presenter - Shirley Stary,Vice President, Programming, Lakeside Association