The Daily Gazette
"This group is a collaberation of red hot pickers who all happen to love Celtic Music. It's deep in their genes and comes out in a unique mix of Irish Bluegrass experimental music that is catching on like crazy"
Winterhawk Bluegrass Festival program.
With The Fureys at Carnegie Hall New York.
"The McKrells Carnegie Hall performance was golden and triumphant, every solo met with applause and every song punctuated with a roar" Paul Rapp Metroland Magazine.
With Mary Black
"With their unearthly combination of emotive vocals and fiery picking, The McKrells seem poised to fill the huge void left by the demise of New Grass Revival. The only thing between the McKrells and world domination is time."Dave Malachowski. Metroland Magazine.
If bands were paid by the number of notes they played, soulfulness, conviction, confidence or black leather the McKrells would have bagged most of the money Thursday. Kevin McKrell owned the stage and crowd as usual and sang"It's Not Me"as the country-est song of the night. His new"I Will Cry"about watching the news following 9/11 (Milonovich quoting"America the Beautiful"in the coda) won a standing ovation.
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The Daily Gazette
"Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh, of Altan, hailed The McKrells performance as brilliant, and added"we were a little afraid to come out here on stage after their performance."
Greg Haymes Times Union.
"Solas and The McKrells put on a stirring show. Kevin McKrell sang with a madman's fervor and a lover's tenderness. They would have stolen the show from anyone but Solas."
Mike Hochenadel The Daily Gazette
"It's positivly exhilarating to be swept away by a regional band's CD. The songwriting talent in this band is mind boggling. Why aren't The McKrells better known and why aren't they with a major recording label???"
Bluegrass Now Magazine.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Daddy It's Snowing Out Today
2. Cead Caloige Sneachta
3. Little Drummer Boy
4. Silent Night
5. Angels We Have Heard On High
6. O' Come All Ye Faithful
7. Jingle Bells , Visit From St. Nicholas
8. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
9. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.a Christmas Carol.