“Rather than falling in league with other indie bands of their ilk, (Cricketbows) dashes ahead of the pack and is far more likely to lead to well-deserved comparisons to Jefferson Airplane, Led Zeppelin, Grateful Dead, Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles and other celebrated wind warp- ers. If you’re unacquainted, now is the perfect time to join the band in their dazzling, colorful smoke cloud.”
-Tim Anderl, Ghettoblaster Magazine
Starving in the Belly of the Whale:
As the ever-evolving Dayton, Oh based folk outfit Starving in the Belly of the Whale prepare to release their sixth studio album, Conversation(s), songcrafter Ricky Terrell has found the perfect complement to his thematic writing with now permanent members Scott Loy (Cello, Vocals, Saw) and wife Lacey Terrell (Vocals, Percussion). SITBOTW blend sparse arrangements with smart lyrics and haunting vocals as they explore themes of love, lust, and the eternal soul.
Jill & Micah:
“Their debut, “Slowly But Surely”, combines the poetic abstractions, intricate guitar work, and troubadour-like voice of Micah Bonsell with the sharp songs and sweet vocals of Jill Potter-Bonsell. It is obvious who is writing each song, but like all good marriages, they work well together. Produced and supported by fellow Poptek players and friends, JILL & MICAH’s debut is grand and mature, raw but sweet, pleasant but jarring at the same time.” -Andy Ingram, Poptek Recs
“Daniel Dye was born and raised in rural Ohio, although the last decade has found him working and traveling throughout Europe and Asia. He writes music, and is sometimes accompanied by the Miller Road Band – a combination of cello, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, accordion, and guitar. The MRB also happens to be his nephews and niece, and the Miller siblings, who are trained in classical music, bring a “rich sound” to Dye’s “powerful short stories through simply beautiful lyrics” (WYSO 91.3).”