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“…Their sophomore full length, with Conrad Uno back on board, mines country and rock’s past glories with swagger and skill” – NO DEPRESSION #75

“…it’s almost a crime to hear this music outside of it’s environment; it shouldn’t be played on a home stereo or on headphones. It needs to be played, if not live, then over the PA at some well worn bar, just a bit louder than what one would consider comfortable..” JSI Top 21

“…Why write a review when you can write a love letter?…whatever woodshedding Dee has done in the last two years has given us this amazing set that still finds her flying under the radar but certainly at the top of the niche. Miss this only if you dare” – Midwest Record Review

“… Ruby Dee’s voice and instrumentals are as perfect of a fit for this distinct genre as pompadour hair-dos and creepers. … Really, it’s good old rock n’ roll tunage for that classic western lifestyle with a little boogie in it to boot.” –

“The road for this tough chick with a cool voice and a soft spot for ex-cons and cowboys didn’t lead to singing right away, but it sure gave Ruby Dee the gumption to live the colorful life that she writes and sings about on a daily basis… A couple of records and several European and U.S. tours later, Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers are road tested and approved…” What’s Up March 12th, 2008

“Rockabilly siren Ruby Dee is a hell of a singer- think Neko Case before her indie-rock rebranding and you’re not far off- but hooked in with a band like the Snakehandlers, she’s a veritable powerhouse. The band lays down rockabilly the way it was meant to be played, with a guitar chick-a-chicka borrowed directly from Johnny Cash’s ‘Hey Porter’ and mournful steel guitar. But without a great singer, the band wouldn’t be any more capable than countless great twang-bar bands, which is where it comes full circle. Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers are the complete package, and a must-see for any lover of traditional, sassy roots-rock twang delivered with no fealty to modern trappings.” – Metro Santa Cruz March 19, 2008

‘Murder ballads’: “Consider the various genres this band fits into: rockabilly, old-style swing and stripped down country. If Ruby Dee’s singing inspires others to kill, it can hardly have anything to do with the music.” – Santa Fe Reporter March 19th, 2008