PRAISE FOR SKILLET LICORICE
Modern Technology and great care bring us a rich program of fine old-time waltzes and rags...with a wide range of origins. All
are played with the same excellent prowess. This music is a rare treat.
Bob Buckingham - Fiddler Magazine
Allsorts Orchestra is a celebratory romp through early 20th century string band music and a sheer delight from start to finish.
Pat Mac Swyney - Folkworks
A refreshing taste of an instrumental ensemble beyond the oft assumed 4 piece bounds.... a great
taste of thoughtful traditional music
Skillet Licorice transport you back in time to the realm of old-time raggy stringband music like no other band that I know of today.
They play with the finesse, virtuosity and mojo of the great players from the 20s and 30s.
It's as if the East Texas Serenaders stepped out of a time machine for your musical titillation and edification.
David Bragger - Curator & Producer of The Old-Time Tiki Parlour
This excellent recording not only shows off the duo’s command of their instruments and the genre
but gives an indication that in this twenty first century the old music is being kept alive and is thriving,
albeit with a modern touch, something that is so important now that the originators are long gone.
It is musicians such as these that have the skill to not only play in the tradition but to bring their own
individuality to the genre which surely is what ‘folk’ music is all about.
Mike Morrison – AmericanrootsUK
Engelberg’s fiddle shines throughout, especially on “Dream Shadows” and “McKinney Waltz.”
Old-time and ragtime aficionados will enjoy breakdowns and blues from this talented duo.
Skillet Licorice’s debut recording is full of clever
arrangements, hot licks, slippery melodies, and enough of their
musical pals to make it a party – plus a sprinkling of sweet modern
flair that really sets it apart from the average old-time revivalist fare.
David Murray – Grammy Award-Nominated Producer
AAAA++++ Mighty fine. Great playing, great sounding and great fun.
Cuzin Al – Legendary Bluegrass DJ KFAT KPIG