"Dragonfly bubbles with positive energy and coherently covers an impressive range of styles and moods from beginning to end...Arthur has put together one of the best albums of the year!"
--Wilton Elder, Program Director, radioioJAM.com
"...the substance and confidence you hear through its 13 cuts is no illusion, but the product of a guy who's hitting his stride not one minute too soon. Dragonfly showcases Land's buoyant concoction."
--David Kirby, Boulder Weekly
"The album is extremely good...Land is coming up with his own acoustic rock sound, at its best on the title track."
--Stewart Oksenhorn, The Aspen Times
"...fresh musical innovation....Lee Land is moving and captures my imagination."
--Paul J. Goetz, The Canyon Current
"...Land's uplifting hybrid...an earth-toned blend of djembe, congas and every unplugged bluegrass instrument this side of the jug...well-penned...satisfying long-player."
--John La Briola, The Denver Westword
"Dragonfly is one of my favorite albums!"
--Dan Topolski, Jammed Online Music Magazine
"Afrograss folk-rock is an ambitious hybrid combining drumming styles that Land picked up on a trip to West Africa with bluegrass, folk and acoustic rock. It's soulful, spiritual music that's meant to "open the heart and bring joy into people's lives," he says."
--Eric Schmidt, Boulder Daily Camera
"The Latest Fusion: Afrograss...it is hard denying that this unique vision has great potential."
--Glenn Burnsilver, Fort Collins Weekly
Arthur Lee Land combines diverse influences to create a fresh new musical vibe: Afrograss Folk Rock. Arthur's new 13-song CD Dragonfly is produced by Grammy Award Nominated songwriter and producer Wendy Waldman (Save The Best For Last, John Cowan, New Grass Revival) and features songs co-written with his wife and lyricist Carol Lee. This all-acoustic album gives birth to a new genre, layering West African percussion under some of the finest bluegrass/acoustic musicianship around -- all tastefully encapsulated into infectious original songwriting.
Dragonfly features Arthur Lee Land on lead vocals and all guitars; Joe Craven (David Grisman Quintet, Garcia/Grisman) on mandolin, fiddle and percussion; Mark Diamond (Big Swing Trio) on acoustic bass; Scott Babcock (Karla Bonoff) on drums and percussion; Michael Travis (The String Cheese Incident) on djembe/congas; Herb Pederson (Old and In The Grey, Chris Hillman) on banjo; Greg Liesz (Joni Mitchell, K.D. Lang, Bill Frisell) on dobro; Kenny Edwards (Linda Ronstadt, Don Henley, Stevie Nicks) and Wendy Waldman on background vocals.