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The Old Yellers simply rock.

The Old Yellers new album Ten From Town is out soon,     the advanced copy proves they are the real deal.  Get this album, it should be heard because it is truly something worthwhile.

Garden County Radio, April 2015              

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The Old Yellers from Portland Oregon USA write original songs about life: drinking, living, loving and surviving.       They make a statement with every song they play and their vocal harmonies are second to none.  Catch them in Ireland this summer on tour while you can at the Secret Garden Music Festival at the Polo Arena in Co. Wicklow. Don’t miss it.

Wicklow Arts, Wicklow Ireland, May 2015

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The Old Yellers strike a balance between making a political statement and making music, as they say, “it’s not about making money, it’s about making friends.” A true sentiment, but judging by their amazing vocal harmonies, incendiary guitar work, and fantastic songwriting, this band is also about making great music and with a sound this good, there’s no reason they can’t have it all.

Irish Examiner, Cork Ireland, June 2014

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The Old Yellers are back in Clare again this year and will be performing their excellent americana music at the Greyhound in Kilkee and at Kenny’s in Lahinch. This band from America has it all, great songwriting, stellar harmonies and the lads are really great people if word on the street can be trusted.

Claire County Gazette, June 2013

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The Old Yellers played at The Press Room this past Friday night. The small café venue was perfect for their stripped down quiet, country folk style. They had a great turnout and their songs were reminiscent of those played on a cross-country road trip, driving through golden wheat fields. The band caught my attention right away and had me swaying and tapping the floor. The Old Yellers adapt to whatever venue they are playing, and on Friday, the drummer was without a drum set, so he used a five gallon paint bucket, and some magazines from the wall as percussion instruments. This had the crowd shouting, “More bucket!”

Be Portland, Entertainment Section, by Becca Priddy, July 31, 2011

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The Old Yellers have earned a solid reputation and represent what is great about live music. Solid vocals and harmonies, good songwriting, and diverse instrumentation gets the room up dancing, segues to fine ballads, rocks, rolls, jigs, reels, and always homes back to the honky tonk. This band simply rocks. This Americana roots rock is down-home goodness at its finest.
Root Man, Roots Rock Blog, June 2009

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The Yellers are coming to Galway again for a triumphant return to the Crane Bar. The Band was here last year and played to a packed house who simply would not let them leave, demanding encore after encore in an effort to keep the music going. Miss their return this Friday at your own risk.
Galway Ennis Connection, Co. Galway Ireland, September 2009

 

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The Yellers—who alternate between the modifiers “Old” and “Auld”—are newbie’s, having formed in 2003. But their deft Americana is at least four decades old, recalling the boogie of Canned Heat, the sweet melodicism of the Band and the nimble guitar work of the Grateful Dead.
Matthew Singer, Willamette Week, January 2009

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The Old Yellers [AMERICANA] have several things going for them. Michael Berly who’s deep, expressive voice and gregarious presence on and offstage draws talented players and appreciative audiences alike. Musicians like Matt Voth and Darin Joye, who make music come to life in a way that is palpable to everyone who attends their impressive live shows. And nowadays, Berly has his acupuncture practice to fall back on in case all of the above come to naught, which is unlikely.
Jeff Rosenberg, Willamette Week, June 2008

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PORTLAND, OR Friday, March 17 at venues across the kingdom, McMenamins will offer live music, Irish dancing, and even a bagpiper or two in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Bring the kids, friends, and family and raise a rousing cheer for ol Paddy with our seasonal Irish Stout, handcrafted using green, eco-friendly energy. Again this year, back by popular demand, The Old Yellers grace the stage mixing Irish music, Americana, great ballads, and rock and roll with original songwriting. This band of talented musicians puts on one heck of a live show every time they hit the stage. If last years show is any indication of what is to come, prepare for all manner of hullabaloo and jubilee.
McMenamins Press Release, March 2008

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The Old Yellers [American Roots Music] are something to behold. This band isn’t just old timey, laid back, sweet country sounds of yesterday. No Sir! They are also foot stompin, rabble rousing, hootin and hollerin good time rock and roll music of here and now. They have it all, great harmonies, tender ballads, and nothin but good times. You just get yourself down to catch them if you can.
Burlingame Review, May 2007

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A roots rock band from Portland, Oregon, The Old Yellers are a talented group of musicians/songwriters that combine the stomp of a backwoods hoedown, whiskey infused honky tonk, high-energy rock and roll, and sweet ballads with solid songwriting. Their large repertoire of original music fits in perfectly with tried and true traditional songs and all the classics.
Curtis Waterbury, CitySearch, October 2005