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"One of the most intriguing tracks found during the weeks' listening....Patty Griffin [singing "I Love"] leads a new Tom T. Hall tribute album with this touching rendition of his eloquently simple 1974 hit." -- USA Today, Brian Mansfield
No. 2 on American Twang's list of "Top 10 Country Music Albums of 2010." "A gifted songwriter with a quirky sense of humor and a keen eye for detail."
"Elmer The Dancer: No. 1 on American Twang's list of "The 50 Best Country Songs of 2010"
No. 1 roots album of 2010 - Philadelphia City Paper
Top 5 Americana of 2010. "Elegant" - Rich Kienzle, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"The best of 2010." - Jeffrey Remz, Country Standard Time
Five stars. "(Cooper) approaches his singing and playing with such calm confidence and cool composure that the majesty of his music is magnified by this unassuming rectitude." - Lonesome Road Review
"A record of emotionally deft songs, life lessons and character sketches of sketchy characters, all punctuated with the elegant pedal steel work of the legendary Pedal Steel Hall of Famer, Lloyd Green." - Curtis Lynch, Rattlesnake Confusion
No. 1, Roots Music Folk Chart
"Peter Cooper's performance is flawless... Lloyd green is ten shades of lyrical." - Mark S. Tucker, Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
"A great album." - Ed Karn, No Depression
"Simple stories, simply told, that draw emotional impact from honest observation rather than high-flown metaphor." - Lawrence F. Specker, Mobile Press-Register
"Writing, teaching, playing bass, hobnobbing with country's legends - it's all part of an eventful life in music for Peter Cooper" - Dan Armonaitis, Spartanburg Herald-Journal
"If someone were to tell me that Tom T. Hall wrote 'That Poor Guy' - it's a Cooper creation - I would have no reason to disbelieve it. And that's a compliment." - Rambles.net
"(Cooper is) a fine country singer and songwriter, and a terrific guitar player." - Chris Jorgenson, Billings Gazette
"Beautifully performed and beautifully recorded." - Sleeping Hedgehog
"Cooper is a songwriter's songwriter, with an eye for detail, ability to turn a phrase and slightly askew sense of humor possessed by the Kris Kristoffersons and Tom T. Hall's of the world." - Juli Thanki, American Noise
"Top 20 album." - Fred Boenig, WLVR, Bethlehem, Pa.
"Authentic songs with real heard and soul." - Hermon Joyner, Audiophile Audition
"A quiet Americana masterpiece." - Music Near
"The fact that his songs stand capably beside (and at times above) covers of songs by Tom T. Hall, Kris Kristofferson, John Hiatt, Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris speaks volumes of Cooper's abilities as a songwriter." - Nelson Gullett, Country Standard Time
"A must-have recording. This gets my highest recommendation." Hermon Joyner, Audiophile Audition
"The harmonies are unforgettable, classic and touching. One of the irresistible surprises of the year." - Jim Morrison, No Depression
"A fully realized hallmark of country music recording... rarely does such gentle music inspire such intense listening." - Donald Teplyske, Lonesome Road Review.
"Two of the leading denizens of the fertile East Nashville music scene." - Nick Cristiano, Philadelphia Enquirer.
"The best of Nashville" - Ryan White, The Oregonian
Top 5 Americana of 2010. "Never anything but austere, and always graceful... both literate and witty." - Rich Kienzle, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
No. 8 on American Twang's list of "10 Best Not Quite Country Albums." "This album's title is no misnomer."
Top Ten Best Music of 2010 - Freight Train Boogie
"Dusty twangs in keening harmony on songs with timeless melodies... a relaxed, easy on the ears album that slips down like smooth bourbon on a warm night." - Mike Davies, Net Rhythms
"Wonderfully crafted folk/country." - Curtis Lynch, Playgrounds Magazine
"Fine material that deserves even wider exposure than it's gotten so far." - Jon Weisberger, Nashville Scene.
"As close to the perfect country album as you can get." Adam Dawson, Brokenjukebox.com.
"Two of Americana's brightest stars." www.nashville.com
"It's the chops and delightful sensibility Brace and Cooper establish by themselves that make Master Sessions both a pleasure and an example of the fine music made in Nashville." - Ron Wynn, Option Magazine
"Peter Cooper's Mission Door (Red Beet) features old fashioned literary story songs delivered by a tuned-in young bloke that make for compelling listening from this Nashville-based artist. Especially when giant of the steel guitar Lloyd Green co-produces. The result is one of the best set of songs since the first John Prine or Lyle Lovett albums, with the accent on craft." - Keith Class, Country Music Capital News, Australia