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Album Reviews

Possum Jenkins serves up a heaping helping of 14 tracks worth of Piedmont blues perfectly seasoned traditional country, gospel and even country rock spiciness. Possum Jenkins shares songwriting and vocal duties, creating a mixture of perspectives and vocal diversity. The result is a richly textured collection of songs that capture the lows and highs of life’s grand parade.

Family Reunion Country (Jan 17, 2012)
Review of Possum Jenkins’ Album, Carolinacana

Through all its styles, Possum Jenkins stays on track with determination and dedication to the song. The love of the music comes through mixing the ears of a fan with the work of accomplished musicianship. Hey, run out of bad habits on your own. Come on over and borrow some of Possum Jenkins.

Danny McCloskey, The Alternate Root (Nov 10, 2009)
Review of Possum Jenkins’ Album, Collection of Bad Habits

This album just what you’d expect from a country roots rock CD: Razor sharp guitar sounds with a driving beat and soulful vocals, the continuous alternation of power and acoustic guitars, keyboards and Dobro…

Johan Schoenmakers, AltCountryForum.nl (Oct 14, 2009)
Review of Possum Jenkins’ Album, Collection of Bad Habits

With a sound that they describe as a ‘blend of Carolinacana’ there’s a lot to love about (Collection Of Bad Habits), from David Willis’ soulful vocals, to hints of Dobro and its raw, alt. Country sound.

Carla Kucinski-Seward, Go Triad (Aug 06, 2009)
Review of Possum Jenkins’ Album, Collection of Bad Habits

Can they do sad songs? Of course. How about happy ones? Check. Can they all sing and play multiple instruments? Yes to that also. There’s plenty to like about Collection of Bad Habits and with so much diversity on one album, plenty of reasons to keep a few of those habits around.

Ryan Snyder, Yes Weekly (Aug 05, 2009)
Review of Possum Jenkins’ Album, Collection of Bad Habits

The album cranks it right up with the hi-test honky tonk opener “Strangers Heart” and doesn’t take its foot off the accelerator until the last few notes of the closing track, “Carrboro Nights.”

Jeff Eason, The Mountain Times (Dec 20, 2007)
Review of Possum Jenkins’ Album, On Time

Live Reviews

Since 2004, the band has been impressing audiences throughout the South. With songs such as “Greasy Spoon” and “Nasty Nate’s Shotgun Blues,” the band has a sound reminiscent of the North Mississippi All-Stars. It’s down-and-dirty Southern rock with a dash of tongue-in-cheek humor thrown in.

Devin Grant, The Post and Courier (Sep 10, 2009)

Boone, N.C.-based Possum Jenkins concoct brewski-soaked country-soul that showcases a distinct love of outlaw country as well as alt.country. to boot, their solid writing pays tribute to rocking Southern boogie, where the ghosts of Steve Earle and Blue Mountain drop in for a cold one.

Shukla, Creative Loafing (May 16, 2007)

The band’s music barreled through The Garage that night like a freight train, and when the show was over, the house was packed with a lot of happy, sweaty people. Even the band was surprised by the enthusiastic response to its Southern-fried rock rendition of “Hang Down Your Head, Tom Dooley.”

Jacqui Causey, Go Triad

Throw me a deep driving guitar riff, and I’m hooked, especially if it’s one that stems from loss and heartbreak. The boys of Possum Jenkins understand how to deliver just that. Their songs highlight precisely what effect dysfunctional romance has on the Southern man.

Jennie Thompson, Go Triad

The fans are a diverse group: college students, interested locals, other musicians, bar partrons-and they are out in force at Boone Saloon to see the local boys rock the stage. In the increasingly crowded bar, women sway and sing on the dancefloor while their boyfriends play air guitar…

Lela Jackson, The Mountain Times