Each track is a beautiful wisp of sincerity, the music real enough to rip you to shreds. Luckily Erin is kind enough to let it lull us to sweet dreams instead.
[He] writes and sings with weariness more common to someone who’s carried life’s burdens for many more years. But a sense of contentment balances his grim folk and country ballads.
[Bad Bad News] is straight out of a Texas county fair; you can almost hear unruly yahoos shouting “yeehaw” as it blares from an ancient, outdoor PA system.
Northern Lights, Vol. 1 channels classic country songwriting just left of the mainstream, from Steve Earle to Guy Clark.