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Reviewing the Watcher score
Press: Welcome

What the Critics Say....

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

Americana Highway

“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

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

Goldmine 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.”

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

“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

Press: Reviews

Photography Credit:

Ruben Henriquez

Press: Headliner
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