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McCrea Adams: Reviews

"McCrea Adams resides in that coveted place where brainy songcraft, rock energy, emotive balladry and accomplished performance happily collide. A skillful tunesmith whose pointed musings bring to mind the likes of Warren Zevon, Tom Petty or a particularly pumped-up Jackson Browne, Adams possesses that rare ability to force his listener into thought while surrendering to the groove." ... Jeff Tamarkin, editor Global Rhythm, former editor Goldmine, author Got a Revolution
"Anyone who misses, or simply missed, the heyday of Steve Goodman, John Prine, and Jimmy Buffett will love Damned if I Know, both for Adams' songwriting wit and for his flair with a tune." ... Steve Hochman, freelance music and pop culture critic

"REM fans will enjoy this set of rootsy guitar-driven rock that also recalls Ryan Adams' post-Whiskeytown debut. A fine keyboardist and appealing vocalist, McCrea Adams may be at his best on the ballad "If It Ain't Me". Other songs such as "One Candle Away" and "Laugh Until You Cry" suggest that Adams is well worth catching live." ... Fred Shuster, L.A. Daily News music critic

"Intelligent, even witty lyrics . . . great musicianship and production . . . McCrea Adams just became one of my favorite singer-songwriters." ... Don Chapman, Midweek magazine, Honolulu

"Heartfelt music from a singer-songwriter who tunes in to his own muses rather than following today's trends." ... Lou Carlozo, Chicago Tribune staff writer; music writer