Lost and Reveling — Joel Thetford continues to impress with country album 'Broken Things' (Portland Phoenix)

He’s back with another EP this year and he continues to bring authenticity and depth to his music (RED LINE ROOTS)

Joel Thetford and band shine on ‘Broken Things’ EP.  ‘Broken Things’ is an exceptional collection of songs from an artist who keeps getting better with each release. (maine edge)

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"Joel Thetford’s voice catches you right away. From the start, you know this guy was born to sing a country song"(RED LINE ROOTS)

The next time you hear someone say “They don’t write country songs like that anymore,” tell them about Texas native Joel Thetford (The Maine Edge)

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Thetford’s original country songs aren’t like annoying country ballads we might hear on the radio, that drone on about women in tight torn denim, and drinking cheap beers by the riverbank. Thetford’s music, specifically “Broken Things” and “The Fall,” hearken back to more traditional country music: where songs were tied with real life experiences or personal hurdles. Because of this, his debut EP, Here I Go, is a country music package with substance and some real emotional meat.

Heavily influenced by the classic country music of Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson and George Strait, it’s safe to say that Thetford knows the ins and outs of a good country tune. He’s even got rodeo experience as a bull rider in Fort Worth, Texas, so he doesn’t just talk the talk. Thetford is a prime example that real experiences can often result in the most authentic pieces of musical storytelling.

Jeff Beam