Onwards And Upwards
Hi all, well it's sometimes a nervous wait when you have sent your new CD out to all the Music Press, and you are wondering , 'what will they think of my work'? I an very happy indeed to say that the Reviews for Onwards and Upwards have been just superb, and I am blogging a selection here today. Thanks to all those Reviewers who took the trouble to listen. Reviews/Quotes/Onwards and Upwards/Niall Toner/Pinecastle Records WILLIAM SMITH MONROE is the finest Monroe tribute song I've ever heard. Niall Toner and his superb Onwards and Upwards proove beyond a doubt that European Singer-Songwriters can produce authentic, honest, creditable Country Music with great integrity. Alan Cackett/Maverick Magazine. This is a charming and impressive Roots Album from one of our major Songwriting and Performing talents, full of fine songs and great, great Music. Four and a half stars out of five ! Greg McAteer/Hot Press Magazine. Niall Toner is the real deal, producing a fine original Album that showcases his full range. His duet with Wendy Buckner on 'TOMORROW' compares well with Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris, and he delivers a terrific, classic original Country song on his MILLION DOLLAR BILL. An Album full of gems. Art Menius/Bluegrass Unlimited Niall Toner has been awarded the European Bluegrass Music Personality Of The Year, 2012, for his achievements in the Music Business, and his success with Onwards and Upwards in the US and around the World. Martino Coppo/European Bluegrass Music Association. SWEET BUNCLODY GIRL is a song rich in Irish Folk Heritage, and has ‘crowd-pleaser’ written all over it. The best track for me on this fine Album is REMEMBER ME, a well-written, delightful, and thought-provoking song. Four Stars out of Five. Chris Smith/Country Music People I admire the way Niall’s deep affinity for Bluegrass and American Country Music blends seamlessly with his Irish sensibilities. It makes him a uniquely appealing artist. Onwards and Upwards is a brilliant Album. Peter Wernick/Doctor Banjo. Regards, Niall. April 3, 2013.