Reviewing the Watcher score

What the Critics Say....

Boston Herald

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

Il Sussidiario

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

Americana Highway

"Shad sings with a Joe Cocker power with far more range & singing lessons. All rough edges smoothed over. His voice always exudes warmth."

Graham Parker

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

BC Magazine

“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.”

Stereo Review

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

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

New Country

Album Network

“An accomplished and seasoned artist.”


Photography Credit:

Ruben Henriquez