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"Much like the now-neglected Dwight Yoakam, Alan reinvests country with heart and soul in the most persuasive way..."

"A disc for all to enjoy, which suggests the prairies and the city at the same time."

3.5/5 "...sets a high standard with the quality of not only the playing but also the songwriting and atmospheric vocals..."

"...15 prime original compositions of Americana with a folky edge..."

“…15 intelligent country-flavored originals.”

"...truth, honesty and entertainment all wrapped up in one package..."

"...strong voice shown to good effect..."

*** "...a hugely impressive debut from a songwriter who has found a thoroughly convincing voice."

**** “…Pogues-like and unpretentious.”

"...a raspy voice that many new artists would kill for..."

**** "...a huge talent in the making."

"...makes it hard for the listener to pick a favorite..."

**** "...technically close to perfection..."

"It's great for when you want to bawl into your beer."

“…an extremely satisfying album.”

“…vinyl friendly 45 minute journey…”

“..raspy voice and expressive singing…”

“…lonesomeness of rural life staring out from the cabin door…”

"If the Pogues has been conceived in the frontier towns of Wild West they would have undoubtedly sounded like this."

"...full of strong songs which hold together as an extended story..."

“Bob Dylan at his invective best would be proud…”

 “…exceptional effort worthy of wearing out the grooves on this “big label” debut.”

****   “Sometimes very little is needed to impress.”

“An accomplished debut…”

“…unique and entertaining charisma…”

“…something worthy of praise…”

 “…songs vibrant and pulsing with energy.”

“…2011 award for most songs I like to sing along with at the chorus.”

“…if artists were ingredients, Alan would be what you get if you put Dylan, Springsteen, and Petty into a blender with a generous helping of The Band…”

“…Alan‘s voice is about as good as it gets…”

“…well-written lyrics, melody, and rhythm…”

“Wreck and the Mess, the new CD by Upper Peninsula singer-songwriter Scotty Alan is being released Oct. 4.”

"Scotty Alan is a singer-songwriter who lives off the grid in Harvey.”

“The Upper Peninsula singer-songwriter has been working with top-notch folks in the studio, including a legendary producer with Yooper roots…”

“A former Hancock native has recorded his first professional album after nearly 25 years of songwriting.”