Our Love Was Made for Canada
'Statz's substantial acoustic tracks make Our Love... an album for the outdoors if there ever was one, a profound piece of Americana.' WNUR 89.3 - Northwestern University campus radio Evanston, IL 'His voice, slightly nasal but bravely forthright, is the most unassuming one in this survey. He sounds as if he picked up a guitar from his bed and said, 'Hey, wanna hear somethin'?' Yet his music is as affecting as any of them. Statz's take on 'Can the Circle Be Unbroken?' is quirky, funky and fresh, without any pretense. But his own songs pack a quiet punch. His concise storytelling in the offhandedly chilling 'Every Other Time' manages to telescope complex socio-political dynamics. Like Foucault, Statz, 23, is an artful protester, deftly spinning acrid, metaphoric variations on the song's loaded title word.' March 19, 2008 The Capital Times, Madison, WI 'His music contains beautiful guitar playing and a voice that harkens back to the golden age of folk artists when they honed their craft performing whenever and wherever they could. The raspy vocals add a certain honesty to his words. When he covers the classic 'Can The Circle Be Unbroken' he shows an ability to tap into the gospel heritage of folk that many ignore.' September 12, 2007 | Special Online Article Upstage Magazine - New Jersey.