Your cd arrived. Thank you for that kind and generous gesture.

First I read the words. They stand up very well on their own.

Then I listened. Seems that Ron has access to quite a large stable of wonderful musicians. You and your songs well deserve it.

About The Songs is a good addition (helped me understand "Life Without Me").   Your banjo playing on "Tree Frog" is a good example of how well you play the thing.  Your guitar on "Take Me Down to the Water" is, likewise, a good example of how you play that thing.  "Haymonds Lament" is a beautiful final note. Beautifully conceived and executed. Would bring a tear to a Scotsman's eye, drunk or otherwise.  Your ability to cultivate wondrous songs from the merest seedling of an idea is a gift. Gifts are for giving. My sense is that this is a beginning.

-Joe Hermann (Critton Hollow String Band)

Chris—I can’t say enough about your songs.  They brought me back to what I loved in the 70’s.  Singer songwriters like Tom Paxton, Jerry Jeff Walker, and now Chris Haddox.  Making me smile, bringing me to tears, reminding me of what I love and what I miss.  This album is wonderful.  I can’t pick my favorite, but Sunday Morning Stoplight is still in my head, and Take Me Down to the Water brings me to tears. 

-Listener in WV

Chris is such an engaging performer.  Watching and hearing the crowd respond to his lyrics and delivery was truly gratifying.  He deserves fully engaged audiences like the one he had last night.  Thanks for sharing your incredible talents, Chris!

-Listener in VA

Just a little note to say that when this pandemic is over, and I reminisce about what kept me going through it, on the top of my list will be my weekly drive to the restaurant for our family’s burrito night take-out, when I got to listen to and sing along on your wonderful CD, all the way there and all the way back; turned up to sing just as loudly (and as off-key, at times), as well as to freely shed tears when the music and the words so moved one to apologize to or explain to....just doing what felt natural. Who needs counseling when you can get healing like that!

-Listener in PA

Hey Chris--I heard Kalashnikov on WPRB Princeton the other day and had to look up the rest of the album! I really like your stuff. Reminds me of Chuck Brodsky or John Prine. I was wondering how I can get my hands on a CD?

-Listener in NJ

Photo Rick McCleary 2019