What they're saying about the music....
"As its title suggests, Gwyneth Moreland's new album Cider is sweet, tangy and potent. One of the most beautiful voices and talented songwriters I've encountered as a programmer, Gwyneth has packed this album with power, truth and joy. I can't wait to share this with my audience - Gwyneth's music just takes my breath away!"
- Kate Hayes, KOZT, Fort Bragg, CA
"Gwyneth’s songs have a strength showing both sense of place and an ability to tell a story. Her voice has a power which brings her songs to life and makes her a compelling performer.”
— Bill Wagman, KDVS/ Davis, CA
“Blessed with a great voice, terrific songwriting ability and an extremely pleasant way of presenting a song, Gwyneth’s new release is sure to please.”
— Bill Bowker, KRSH/Santa Rosa, CA
Beautifully stark and chilly, captured into 2 mics, paired to the bones it’s the better for it, wonderful rootsy tunes, complimented by the background noise of breezes, birds – you feel like you’re peering into the mechanics of the creation process.
- Rudie Humphries, Americana UK
"The result is a singer/songwriter LP with the warmth and intimacy of a small house show."
- Brice Ezell, PopMatters
"Boldly eschewing the unnecessary and the superfluous to strip things back to the essence of genuinely intimate songwriting means she has created a record of stunning simplicity and feeling, which is undeniably moving and affecting."
- The Mad Mackerel
“'Pine Box Sailor', a beautifully simple folk tune that’s calm and relaxing. Her music tells a familiar story but does so in a subtle and entertaining fashion."
- Magnet Magazine
Her music is bare but emotionally present, as if her songs were captured spontaneously as she played on her front porch in the last few hours of a spring evening. Running through strands of Americana and early folk music, she finds a beauty and emotional restlessness in unadorned words and sounds.
—Joshua Pickard - Nooga.com
"What strikes me about Gwyneth’s music is the breadth of styles, and the refreshing straightforwardness of her writing. She speaks her mind in her poetry, and is not afraid to set up a musical expectation that shifts gears in unexpected ways. She evokes the lurch of the tavern and the comfort of home with a playful and poignant lyricism wrapped in clear musical arrangements."
—David Remedios - Sound Designer and Composer, Boston MA
"Moreland’s voice on this album is so authentic to the genre that we initially thought we were listening to something remastered from the 70s and not a new release."
- Matthew Harrison, RadioInfo.com
"We knew there was something special when we saw Gwyneth Moreland in concert with David Hayes last December... sold out show, huge applause, standing ovations and even an occasional scream. Now, just a year later, Gwyneth & David have somehow managed to bottle that magic with Ceilings, Floors, And Open Doors... intimate, musical and as open to the world as the studio they recorded in."
—Tom Yates - KOZT
"Recorded under the sparest of conditions -- apparently just two microphones and an open door -- Gwyneth Moreland's "Little Black Flies" finds the Northern Californian in a timeless, contemplative folk mood that lingers long after the small but lovely song is through."
"We are really looking forward to hearing the rest of this album."
- Katie Sevigny - Lady Indie
"Maybe roots music, in the context of Americana, has become an increasingly popular genre over the last 10 years because it has the ability to span across blues, country and rock-and-roll. And so someone who plays a little blues can also say they're "Americana" if they put a little twang into it. But there's not many who combine all the elements as fluently as Gwyneth Moreland.”
—Monica Stark - The Ukiah Daily Journal
"From out of the Northern California redwoods on the beautiful Mendocino Coast comes a talent so unique, it makes me want to shout it from the hilltops to the world-wide airwaves."
—DJ Larry Hacken - KZYX