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"DeJarnette’s production has created a beautiful, crystal clear, warm sound that the majority of Nashville studios would be hard pressed to recreate." - No depression

"{Dejarnette} is able, miraculously, to bridge the divide between studio and field recordings. On both records, the musicians treat the tunes right, but both also have the sound of a good studio record: You can hear clearly what everyone is doing all the time, and the results are warm, vibrant, and true, like what it might sound like if you were lying on the ground at a festival, the musicians in a circle around you."

-The Oldtime Herald

"Whenever I'm listening to one of your recordings, I feel like I'm inside the music, more like being in the band than watching them from afar." -Heather Krantz, DLP concerts

"Her voice is disarmingly natural, and her settings are elegantly succinct: often just the barest lattice of plucked strings (cello, guitar, banjo), with an occasional turn toward old-time swing or Haitian rhythms. Her magnificently transparent music holds tidings of family, memory, solitude and the inexorability of time: weighty thoughts handled with the lightest touch imaginable." 

-New York Times on Leyla McCalla's 2013 CD produced by Joebass.

"Clearly, the group is having an astonishingly good time rolling through some fan favourites with their take on George Michael’s “Faith”, Wings’ “Let Me Roll It”, and Hall and Oates’ “Rich Girl”. And the thing to really note is that there’s a newfound clarity to the group’s sound -- while Lake Street Dive haven’t exactly suffered from poor production values, there’s a certain cleanliness that comes across here through Mike Olson’s bell-like sounding trumpet, Bridget Kearney’s thunka-thwacka stand-up bass playing and Rachael Price’s searing vocals. I don’t think Lake Street Dive have sounded better than how they sound here. "

- Pop Matters on Lake Street Dive's  Fun Machine

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Viv Leva

"Low-key and lovely...  Recorded in the bluegrass community of Floyd, Virginia, Time Is Everything shines."

-Rolling Stone

"The quality of the sound recording is well-balanced and intimate so that the blend is always full yet you can hear the numerous fine details as they arise."  "It’s truly winning and will leave you smiling."

-HV Bluegrass on Bille and the Belle's Dreamsongs etc.

"House and Land’s self-titled debut feels expansive and immersive while using the simplest resources. Its source materials stem from centuries-old folk songs, so traditional they share lines with Old Testament verses. But Louise and Morgan attack them with urgency and excitement. The record’s best moments, like “The Day Is Past and Gone” and “Rich Old Jade,” are warmly psychedelic, proceeding patiently with minimal percussion and unfolding into new shapes at every turn. Other songs take up smaller spaces. “Listen to the Roll” is nearly a capella, with Louise singing sternly over a low drone. “I had to answer for myself,” she repeats, adding an ominous edge to the melody by raising her voice just a half-step between the syllables of “answer.” It’s a haunting sound, showing just how much these musicians can communicate with such sparse arrangements."


"Their self-titled debut as House And Land is a rich and seeking record, braiding the natural connection between traditional Appalachian folk music and modern composition."

-NPR Music