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Reviewing the Watcher score
Press: Welcome

What Folks Are Saying....

"An impressive amalgamation of sounds and genres"


Rees Shad &
The Conversations are
"a horde of stone cold killers!"

Phil Henry

“Each song tells a story, and the outcome is a very beautiful, haunting sound that reminds this reviewer of work from the Band and Charlie Sexton.”

BC Magazine

“Unfair to describe this work in terms of another - it's that personal, that complete, and that well done. Shad has an expressive voice that bends around the emotions of a song while oral textures change from the grey foreboding of a sky about to snow to the ruddy light of a neighborhood bar.” 

Dallas Observer

"There's an element of vintage in the showcase but not retro, not antiquated, but freshly conceived."

Americana Highway

“As loamy as 10 yards of Midwestern topsoil and as complex as a nest of small-town relationships ... Unexpectedly literate & moving”

Boston Herald

“A rare class inhabits the man's songwriting that's not often encountered today.”

Graham Parker

“An eye for detail and gift for absorbing narrative.”

Stereo Review

"A consummate artist & entertainer, Shad's songs shine throughout."

Goldmine Magazine

“A glorious American Songbook… A brilliant, deeply American writing…powerful and suggestive.”

Il Sussidiario

(The Subsidiary)

“An accomplished and seasoned artist.”

Album Network

“In the tradition of heartland storytellers like James McMurtry and John Mellencamp comes another authentic voice.”

New Country

Press: Reviews

Photography Credit:

Ruben Henriquez

Press: Headliner
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