Top 10 Local Albums of 2008 --The Vancouver Province
'Five Stars' -- ALT*COUNTRY*NL
Top 20 Canadian Albums of 2008 -- herohill.com
Produced (delicately and with obvious respect for the artists' own inimitable musical identities) by Derek Difilippo and recorded at "Ben Brown's Cabin" on Galliano Island in B.C., this collection of down-home, back-woods folk/rock/country joints is one of those rare recorded efforts that magically retains the group's front-porch pickin' qualities and sounds as if they're physically sitting a few feet away from the listener.
“The Sumner Brothers are, in my opinion, the most talented band Vancouver (if not Canada) has seen in a long time. Their sound is so pure, so honest, and so good. Seeing them live is a revelation; listening to their recordings is a profound experience. What they have to offer is more than entertainment-it’s medicine.” “They are my new favorite band.”
The Be Good Tanyas
“Their music is about light, though it is not afraid to explore the dark. Their music is about hope, but it does not ignore despair. It’s a mournful Johnny Cash, a repentant Willie Nelson, a reflective Stompin Tom. It’s the power of boozy sincerity and hopped-up honesty, and that, brothers and sisters, I can get behind.”