“Brilliant” – New York Magazine

“Matt Bauer conjures a warm yet slightly eerie mood with his banjo driven alt folk. The Greenpoint-via-Kentucky folkster has a gorgeous whispery way with a song.”- Time Out New York

“At the risk of preaching to the choir, I will state again that Matt Bauer’s newest, The Jessamine County Book Of The Living, is easily one of this year’s strongest releases.” –My Old Kentucky Blog

“A continuation of greatness which demonstrates Bauer’s firm grasp of the songwriting craft.” – Muzzle of Bees

“Moody folk that’s as much Appalachian as it is apparition. His last album was about the murder of a girl near his childhood home in 1968. His new full length, with Bauer’s pensive banjo and guest vocals from Jolie Holland and The Dirty Projectors’ Angel Deradoorian, is no less haunting.” – IFC

Bauer, as a writer, focuses on those moments that fail to cease. They continue on and they make you worry about them for longer than you’d admit. You want to hear more about them. You’d like the other pieces, for their sparseness and their dances in the gloaming light is enchanting. He sings about those people, places and things passing in the night. It feels like most of what he’s interested in occurs during these pitch-black nights, where we can sense that we’re not alone, but we can never be sure. We want to know what’s out there, what’s more. We want to know what’s brushing against us, cutting through the air unseen. It seems to be a part of us, so we yearn. He yearns.” – Daytrotter

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