"The dictionary defines Americana as. 'things associated with the culture and history of America, especially the United States.' Well if that is the case then The Appleseed Collective is real Americana. I figured our a sort of mathematical equation last night: it's like Satch plus Django plus Joplin plus Bob Wills plus a little Bill Monroe- but the sum is actually greated than the parts."
-Jason Marck, WBEZ Chicago's Morning Shift
"In between, Vince Russo’s percussion trickery drives ‘Erased’, whilst ‘Bad Man’ is a swinging jazz/old time fusion where Collective fiddler Brandon Worder-Smith and guitarist Andrew Brown demonstrate their considerable instrumental chops.
Most impressive though, is ‘Vicious’, its opening two minutes of vocal, underpinned only by Eric O’Daly’s jazz bass, leading to a languid but scintillating blues workout.
On this evidence of this snapshot, a new album to follow 2014’s Young Love would be very welcome, as would a tour on this side of the Atlantic."
-David Innes, bluesmoreandagain.com
"The Appleseed Collective is practically Olympians when it comes to the execution of musical muscles upon the field of performance, steadily building fan bases around the country at stops in every state. It’s hard not to be charmed when there are so many flavors in the genre gumbo; not to mention the way their knack for theatricality and overall affability quickly congeals rapport with an audience."
-Jeff Milo, Ecurrent
"Young Love sweeps out the various corners of American music, taking a good long look at both the sublime and the strange. The group explores both dark and light in a way that other string-band revivalists haven't touched."
-Aarik Danielsen, Columbia Daily Tribune
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