Long time no post, but my friend Molly's album (on which I played banjo - more info on that here) got reviewed in the latest issue of the Old Time Herald! If you're not familiar with this publication, you should definitely check it out (www.oldtimeherald.org).
While you can't access the review online, you can check it out in the latest issue, the cover of which looks like this:
I don't want to infringe on any copyrights but hopefully its okay to include a few snippets about Molly's fiddling from that review - she's just fantastic and they did a great job putting that into words:
"She's a first rate fiddler who plays with great assurance."
"..where you might expect to hear the banjo or guitar solo, they don't. This is a fiddle record. But when the fiddler has McBride's ear for tunes and knack for delivering them, thats no cause for complaint."
"She plays with authority in tandem with terrific nuances."
"Consider this review an unqualified rave. If you love great old-time fiddling, well recorded and delivered sans frills but not without a deep sense of engagement with the music, then you'll find Molly McBride's album to be 43 minutes of unbridled bliss."
While the review was definitely (and should have been!) Molly-centric, I have to point out that there was one comment about my banjo playing as well:
"Banjoist Jeff Norman is a fine foil for McBride, typically echoing her tunes clawhammer style and once, on "Fine Times at Our House" even surprising us with a harmony line."
I had no idea if/when this review was coming, but I was pretty thrilled to read it! Hopefully, my solo album Stripey Cat will make it into a future issue as well : )
PS - you can still buy Molly's album here: