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“Writing in real time... Aw, HELL YEAH. Good ol' Texas Country Swing. Except according to the album art, it's from Portland, OR. Close enough. Love the dark, lyrical twist. Tight arrangement, great lead vocal, compelling lyrics. I'm a fan. Reminds me a lot of a cross between Dale Watson or The Derailers with a tinge of The Beaumonts to make everyone nervous.”

—Wiley Koepp, Coyote Music

“Great honky tonk track that immediately brings to mind Asleep At The Wheel”

—Andrea Young, Aspen Public Radio

“Really good traditional country song with tasteful, strong and clear background music arrangement. Lyrics are also drawing on the tradition very well. The lead vocal sound/tone/character is often an issue for me when I review, but not this time, the lead vocal has a clear and naturally appealing sound.”

—Rocky Mountain Radio

“Classic country in all the right ways.” 

—Christopher Moon, NoiseTrade

"Classic! True to the rockabilly tradition. If this label puts out records that all sound like this I would love to know more."

—Eric McLellan, A&R Sire Records

“On Wes Youssi's "The Darkside," classic country sounds are corralled from the past like classic books being taken off a dusty bookshelf. This is an example of a time-tested, timeless song, the success of which can largely be attributed to the fact that it adheres so closely to the well-established county genre conventions. Wes sounds like he could be a living relative of Hank Williams, which is a compliment of the highest order to be sure. If classic county is your bag, be sure to take a trip to "The Darkside"!

—Leks Maltby, Aside/Beside

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