Attention young bluegrass bands trying to figure out what is missing in your sound…Have a listen to Leaving This Town, the stellar new release from Tommy Brown and the County Line Grass on Randm Records. If you can generate a small portion of the passion and sincerity displayed on this disc, you are well on your way to an artistic triumph.
And it’s that very authenticity that is so hard to reproduce when you study old time and mountain music from one remove. It’s something Tommy Brown has understood since he was a youngster, growing up as part of a musical family in Kentucky, learning to pick the banjo before he started school. To this day his soulful singing and Ralph Stanley-inspired banjo recall a sound kept alive by fewer and fewer exponents as each decade rolls into the next. - John Lawless, Bluegrass Today