Best Roots Music Albums of 2018. Ready for prime time on the Americana charts.
Amos Perrine, No Depression
A mix of virtuoso musicianship and original songwriting, Blue Yonder lives where classic country music meets western swing, a honky-tonk beat meets a beautiful ballad, and red hot country jazz guitar licks meet cool blue yodel vocals.
Larry Groce, Mountain Stage
Blue Yonder is serious West Virginia treasure.
Vince Herman, Leftover Salmon
The new standard bearers of organic music. Killer stuff.
Hard-driving Western Swing filled with lots of tasteful steel guitar.
When you hear the lead vocals, you can’t help but think about Gram Parsons. This is a country album filled with catchy melodies and great harmony vocals provided by tremendous musicians.
Solid, well-structured and crisp, the sound is authentically pure, reminding us how good country music can be in the hands of masters.
Jim Hynes, Country Standard Time
The beauty of this album is that it touches on so many styles; country, swing, blues, rock-a-billy, sad songs, happy songs. A very special album indeed.
Country Music People (U.K.)
The music of Blue Yonder is forged in time-tested tones, influences, and themes that will never go out-of-style. Trends come and go, but the appeal for classic country always remains.