Cultivated around Knechtel's distinctive voice and acoustic guitar, the music on "Carrot" combines folk sensibility with a rockin' rhythm section and tasty instrumental bits that add plenty of fun and interest.
From hard hitting "Carrot on a Stick" to the exquisite "Happy Lives", from bluesy "Hangin' Around My Head" to the poignant "Swimming Pool", the songs are well-crafted, delivered with passion and garnished with some exciting musical touches.
Sincerity and honesty are the distinctive qualities obvious in all of Richard Knechtel's recordings - that comes across clearly in "Carrot". Smart lyrics, catchy melodies, spirited solos - everything it takes to make a terrific recording.
"Carrot is the most convincing package of songs released to date by Knechtel, showcasing his ability as a talented musician and songwriter" John Gardiner - cktimes.ca