"From Sacramento, CA, The Loose Acoustic Trio has released one of my favorite albums of 2005. It's full of well-written, fun, original tunes straight from the Central Valley. These guys deliver accordion, banjo and giant fiddle madness on "Brand New Mind"."
"Cool As Folk"
KDVS radio - Davis, CA
"In 10 years of keeping fairly close track of such things, 6 albums have had a 100% hit rate where every cut is something I want to play. "Brand New Mind" is number 7 on the "clean sweep" list. At some point in the next few months I will be playing every track on the CD. Thanks."
Richard Schwartz (aka Professor Purple)
KZMU radio - Moab, Utah
"You guys have done a great job with this thing. The mix is fantastic, the songs are great. I can't believe I'm saying this about accordion, banjo, mandolin and knuckle-head harmonies, but it's really well done."
National Sales Director
Warner Music Group
"With songs about hats, corn and chickens, the Loose Acoustic Trio's new CD, "Brand New Mind", may seem like yet another emo-metal band who've unplugged. But don't let the down-home sincerity fool you: There's wit and soul in this modern jug-band equivalent."
Great songs and vocal harmonies with accordion, banjo, mandolin, upright bass, bowed cello, tuba, fiddle and soprano saxophone, produce an infectious stripped-down Americana sound. The Loose Acoustic Trio's new CD, "Brand New Mind", incorporates elements of folk, blues, old time country and Cajun, including 12 original tunes from Ken Cooper (banjo and mandolin), Richie Lawrence (accordion) and special guest writer Paul Lacques (I See Hawks In LA), as well as the cover song "Crow Black Chicken". All contribute to a distinctive, traditional roots style with a contemporary twist.