Press

“The view from Portland, Maine collective Gunther Brown is seen as one of your great Americana promises for 2016.”

Ctr.Alt.Country. (Belgium)

“‘North Wind’ is many things at once: tender, fierce, thought-provoking, powerful and even fun. Could lavish praise on every track … this band is really onto something.”

Portland Press Herald

“Such a gorgeous set of songs. This is what a roots album is supposed to sound like.”

MusicMeter (Netherlands)

“Plenty of alt-country bands around, but not like Gunther Brown, Fabulous – the songs are convincing, and surprising. From subtle to gritty and integrating swamp-rock and country-gospel … a record that is still more impressive than the amazing debut and which therefore absolutely deserves to be heard.”

De krenten uit de pop (Netherlands)

“This is a really strong album that can sit with relative ease in the aforementioned loose sub genre of ‘Americana rock’ .. Gunther Brown are genuinely a band that are doing things a little differently to most others and their individuality should, given the slightest chance, set them apart and make them immediately recognizable, giving […]

American Roots UK

“The first thing that strikes you is the voice of Pete (who has also written the ten songs on the album, including three in collaboration), the singer has the desire and ability to to express both strength and emotion a bit like John Kay (Steppenwolf) in his solo period. The second striking thing is the […]

Le Cri du Coyote (France)

“Ten very mature songs that carry you into a sort of pleasant sadness.”

Rootstime (Belgium)

“Once again Gunther Brown presents an infatuating mix of all the elements that makes Americana so popular. Old Man’s twangy guitar sound alone is a good reason to listen to this album often.”

Gezien-Gehoord (Netherlands)

“Gunther Brown’s debut album is forty minutes of resignation and despair set to one of the most mournful soundtracks you’re likely to hear this year or any other. Leader and songwriter Pete Dubuc is a master of despondency.” »  

AmericanaUK

“RESIGNED TO GREATNESS – The guys in Gunther Brown can lay on the biting spite pretty thick, but they also embrace pure emotion. With Gunther Brown’s debut full-length, frontman Pete Dubuc and crew have created the most sorrowful local record since Ray Lamontagne’s Till the Sun Turns Black.” »  

The Portland Phoenix

“A wonderful debut..” (translated) »

Keys and Chords

“..their music .. sounds refreshingly honest and straightforward. Songwriter and lead vocalist Pete Dubuc has a voice with built in rasp that speaks of a life full of hardworn experience – and probably a fair deal of whiskey.” »

Flying Shoes Review

“Time and Again. Een instant klassieker. Hier valt ook meteen de zang van kopman Pete Dubuc op, ondersteund door een vlot wegspelende Chris Plumstead. Waardoor als geheel een mooie wisselwerking ontstaat tussen rauwe stembanden en elektrische gitaar.” (translated)»

FolkForum.nl

“Dubuc’s voice squeezes out every ounce of hurt and emptiness… they may well indeed find a place alongside such other Americana alumni of the state [of Maine] as Slaid Cleaves and Ray Lamontagne.” »

NetRhythms.co.uk

“brilliantly constructed, fantastically catchy, and truly memorable (Christ of the American Road is a genuine classic)”»

The International Americana Music Show

“Gunther Brown enchants with stunning roots songs that sound both sweet and raw.” (translated)»

De Krenten uit de Pop

“Though we’re barely a month into 2014, this may turn out to be one of the best albums of the year.” »

The Portland Press

“…expert songwriting matched with classic Americana styling. Good Nights for Daydreams shows a small new piece being carved into the [Americana] genre that will hopefully be acknowledged and appreciated.”

USM Free Press