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“ … this album consolidates the music and the flair of one of the best Aussie bands you will ever come across.... this is a celebration of life and music that will draw you in just as it did to thousands of fans at the recent Tamworth Country Music Festival… the Hillbilly Goats are a true treasure.”
Jon Wolfe (Album review - Capital News Magazine, May 2014)
"...The Hillbilly Goats are having a hell of a time raising hell.... they dig well below the veneer in search of material, showing both a respect for the tradition, yet with a refreshing breath of originality; in a word, the Hillbilly Goats are authentic."
Trevor J. Leeden - Rhythms Magazine
"...the Hillbilly Goats exhibit genuine passion and no lack of expertise or energy in their mission to present a taste of old-time Appalachian folk to Australian audiences....driving fiddle and plonking banjo in tandem provide more conventional impetus. Elsewhere, double bass and harmonica in conjunction with a variety of percussive devices (clogging, washboard, bones and jew's harp) help maintain momentum. Tight four-part harmony singing, with alternating male and female emphasis, adorns most tracks."
Tony Hillier - The Australian
“… ‘Keeping it real’ could perhaps be the unofficial mantra of the Hillbilly Goats….. they are able to use the traditional tunes and tools of the Appalachian trade to produce a show that is probably even more driving and energetic than the less traditional shows seen on main stages of Australian country festivals.”
Alex Turnbull (Capital News Magazine – Jan 2014)
“I've been deprived of the Hillbilly Goats for sometime now but it was so good to get up close and personal with the Goats again. Suddenly the bar filled up with punters moving inside for a closer look, cameras flashing all over the place and the goats giving it all they've got and putting on one helluva show. Wow factor ... 10/10”
Irene Barrett - Queen of the Blues at Cairns FM 89.1
“Our band of the year was the Hillbilly Goats … They played in every venue and did a great job. They market themselves well and sold a heap of merchandise.”
Craig Power (The Pub Group Tamworth) - Northern Daily Leader
““Congrats on your new album - the production is incredible - super high def but still captured the raucous live vibe that makes the goats so good!” ”
Todd Mayhew - The April Maze - Facebook
"...it was a fantastic experience touring with the HillbillyGoats- they are crazy loveable people doing some great music... I love their raw approach, in one way it's very retro because itlooks back at times past with banjos, fiddles, mandolins & mountain music but they also bring a new modern twist to it. They do new songs with an old timey beat which is a cool thing to do."
Bill Chambers via Angelique Patterson - Port Douglas Gazette