While there are lots of artists 'rediscovering ' their roots, Brian Waldschlager isn't on that cart. He's never forgotten where he started. While emerging from the Knoxville music scene, he joins a lineage that includes Don Gibson, Roy Acuff, Chet Atkins, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Dolly Parton, and The V-Roys. The strong musical pull of Appalachia is unshakable in songs like 'Red Clay and Limestone' and 'Down There.'But he knows how to rock too, and Waldschlager's pop sensibilities are evident. 'Touch Of A Dove' with the duet help of Dolly Parton could be straight off a Rockpile record. 'Brian Waldschlager has long understood the connections between the wild-eyed country of Roy Acuff's early recordings and the slamming rock of Alex Chilton. In and of itself, that's not such an uncommon understanding. The uncommon part comes when Waldschlager puts that stuff together and arrives at an amalgam of Rolling Stones-ish strut and country-ready storylines.' Peter Cooper - The Tennessean 'It seems that Waldschlager's years in the trenches of the underbelly of the music industry has yielded a mature, world-weary quality that just can't be manufactured by an upstart. Rather than being a flash in the pan, he is in it for the long run, and has the chops to prove it'. Knoxville's Metro-Pulse 'Singer Brian Waldschlager slinks across the stage like a cheetah, while his band ground out the musical approximation of an arrogant sneer.' Nashville Scene 'Brian Waldschlager writes Southern alt-rock songs filled with twangy guitars, except that his taste and vocals veer toward rockabilly, and he's more goodtime humorist than late-night philosopher. So when Waldschlager means mostly to have fun - 'Take A Ride,' 'Down There,' 'Right Now' - he succeeds. The more thoughtful 'Touch of a Dove,' with backing vocals by Dolly Parton, is a marked success, and his clowning homage to another Knoxville obscurity, Todd Steed's 'You Must Be From Nashville,' is a fitting end to his beginning.' Grant Alden - No Depression Magazine 'Brian Waldschlager can be considered a contender for the title of the Yank version of Dave Edmunds.' P.J. O'Connell - Miles Of Music 'East Tennessee's Waldschlager howls like young hillbilly Creedence' Music Row Magazine.
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