New York, NY —
The raves continue to pour in for Don DiLego’s Western & Atlantic EP — from NYC to the Netherlands to MA to PA to….. Chattanooga, TN!
Come celebrate with us at Rockwood Music Hall on August 14th
“Those of you who’ve been starved for alt-country albums since the last Avett Brothers LP, you can now breathe easier. New Yorker Don DiLego’s Western & Atlantic EP, out today on Velvet Elk Records, features the same brand of rustic, accessible ballad that would sound right blaring from a pickup truck on a darkening highway….DiLego is cut from the same cloth as performers like Wilco and the Avett Brothers —his songs take country ballads one step beyond their obvious conclusion, yielding a genre-bending hybrid of indie rock and country.” – Elizabeth Rowe, NY Indie Music Examiner.com
Jaw-droppingly good…seven near-perfect alternative country tracks will appeal to anyone who likes Ryan Adams, and ensures that DiLego will remain on my musical radar from here on out. Highly recommended. – Jeffrey Sisk (The Daily News, PA)
“…the best americana with which we heard this year….extraordinary….on Jayhawks / Jeff Tweedy level” **** (4 stars out of 5) – Eric van Domburg Scipio, HEAVEN MAGAZINE, The Netherlands
“…mesmerizes and enlightens.” – Joe Ross, CD Insight
These tunes are incredibly strong, especially when considering the impromptu sessions that predicated them. This one unfolds more of its beauty with each subsequent listen. If you’re down for thoughtful lyrics and disarmingly poignant melodies that resist emotive pandering, then Western & Atlantic needs to be in your corner. – Independent Clauses (Stephen Carradini)