Texas Singer/Songwriter
Richard J. Dobson
   

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TOWNES VAN ZANDT   STEVE EARLE
         
"His rhythms and ideas are great. His words are precise and never wasted. He's one of my favorite songwriters."   "Richard Dobson is a great songwriter."
         
NANCI GRIFFITH   JOHN PRINE
         
"Richard Dobson is the Hemingway of Country Music."   "Richard Dobson is one of the best songwriters in Nashville - make that the whole United States."
 
   
 
HOUSTON CHRONICLE, Dale Adamson
 
  "Dobson writes in the pithy, down-to-earth style that is at the heart of country music. He traffics in down-and-outism and that spirit-whatever it may be - that gets people through hard times and toughens them without numbing their sensitivity."
 

 

 

TEXAS MONTHLY, Joe Nick Patoski
 
  "An engaging songster out of the Townes Van Zandt-Guy Clark-Houston folkie mold, he paints. convincing word pictures of the Gulf Coast and the Southwest."
 

 

 

CENTRAL TEXAS ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE, David Hibbs
 
  "Dobson composes powerful lyrics that are straight from the heart rather than coolly calculated or gimmicky."
 

 

 

THE TENNESSEAN, Robert K. Oermann
 
  "He's a man-child who has retained the wide-eyed wonder of youth as he has become a godfather to the new generation of struggling pickers."
 

 

 

THE NASHVILLE GAZETTE, Jim Rooney
 
  " I would guess that folks in the Southwest from Beaumont to Albuquerque would like Richard's music. It's got that open Western Quality about it. Rough and ready. Honest as the day is long."
 

 

 

COUNTRY MUSIC PEOPLE (London/England), Richard Wooton
 
  " Richard Dobson, the talented singer-songwriter from Galveston, Texas, whose songs include "Baby Ride Easy" which Carlene Carter and Dave Edmunds recorded a couple of years ago, has moved to Nashville to make a serious stab at getting into the music business on a full-time basis."
 

 

 

THE SUNDAY TIMES (London/England), Simon Frith
 
  "Dobson is a Texas folk-rocker, a musical migrant, whose country beat covers Chile as well as Nashville, nuclear war as well as family love."
 

 

 

ROXY GORDON
 
  "Richard Dobson is one of the very few writers to have the good sense to write about solid things and concrete ideas. A stark intelligence runs through all his work. I continue to be amazed at how really good-and aware-his songs are."
 

 

 

JOHN LOMAX III
 
  "His moving, honest songs strike the same inner chords as the best works of Jimmie Rodgers and Woodie Gutherie. His integrity and experience and the hard won lessons of life run through his songs like water runs over the smooth white rocks of a mountain stream."
 

 

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