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400 Bears Album Reviews
“A record that can get twangy and that can also bring a timelessness akin to Bob Dylan, whether it’s unplugged or electric, busy or sparse, Wilkinson and company know their way around a tune you won’t forget anytime soon. ”
“Borderline’ introduces the album with a well-crafted song driven by organ and guitar using well-worn rhythms easing us into the rest of the album. ‘Memories’ sounds like mellow Dire Straits song with light blues guitar gently unfolding sounding like a late-night solo drive. The song creates a mood of contemplation with lines like “am I making memories or are my memories making me?” ” - Jason McDonald
“The diversity of the 10-song “400 Bears” is apparent from the opening trio: “Borderline,” an easy-rolling country blues tune; the slinky guitar-and-organ blues “Memories”; and the bluegrassy “Holy Place.”” - Michael Lello
“We get straight-forward roots in the opener and “Memories,” a healthy dose of twang in “Holy Place” and a rambling twang akin to bluegrass in “Take It Slow.” “Cold Situation” brings raw, slow burning blues.” - Jim Hynes
“With a nudge from a Grammy-nominated producer and help from some talented friends, local musician Paul Wilkinson, longtime guitarist for the West Chester-based roots rock band Mason Porter, recently released his debut solo album under the 400 Bears moniker.” - Don Botch