us press

The Indie Sound - Hello Emerson feels singular, like something I want to be preserved... They feel like professionals simply doing their thing, asking for nothing more than to be listened to.

Music in Motion - The best music will paint the most beautiful pictures in your mind and in your heart. And, Sam Emerson Bodary is just the artist to do so.

Columbus Alive - Though the pristinely recorded, fingerpicked folk songs are now filled out with piano, pedal steel, percussion, string sections and horn sections, Bodary, who graduated with an English degree in May of last year, is still focused on the little things, no matter how big the song arrangements have become.

Music in Motion - An album release to remember with Hello Emerson at Rumba Cafe.

Columbus Dispatch - Local Limelight: Hello Emerson

In the Record Store - Pushing limits during performances is just scratching the surface of Hello Emerson’s collaborative efforts. On “Above the Floorboards,” more than 20 companions contributed to the debut’s recordings, adding layers both complex and unforeseen in most folk albums.

euro press

MDR Kultur Selten besitzen Debüts der aktuellen Singer-Songwriter Generation solch´ ein Gespür für eingängige Songs, originelle Instrumentierungen und phantasievolle Texte. |  Rarely have debut of the current singer-songwriter generation such a sense of catchy songs, original instrumentations and imaginative texts.

Rolling Stone Magazin - Idiosynkratische Folk- und Bluegrass-Songs mal als ausufernde Stream-of-Consciousness-Textfluten, mal in Form einer Kurzgeschichte… Conor Oberst und John Darnielle lassen grüßen. | Idiosyncratic folk and bluegrass songs once as a rampant stream-of-consciousness text flood, once in the form of a short story... Conor Oberst and John Darnielle say hello.

DPA - Wer befürchtet, es hier mit geschwätzigem Songwriter-Folk zu tun zu haben, kann sich beruhigt zurücklehnen. Denn die zehn bis zu acht Minuten langen Tracks auf «Above The Floorboards» nerven kein bisschen mit Schlaumeierei. Im Gegenteil, es handelt sich um durchweg bildhübsch arrangierte, hochmelodische und dennoch unaufdringliche Song-Preziosen. | If you're worried about chatty songwriter folk, you can sit back and relax. Because the ten to eight minutes long tracks on "Above The Floorboards" do not bother with cunning stuff. On the contrary, it is consistently very pretty arranged, highly melodious and yet unobtrusive song-prizes.

Glitterhouse - Erstaunlich vollreifes Debüt eines jungen, literaturbeflissenen Amerikaners: jener Sam Bodary ist gerade mal 23, klingt hier als Hello Emerson aber wie die erhabene Schnittmenge aus den besten amerikanischen Indie-Folk-Bands. | Amazingly mature debut of a young, literary American: Sam Bodary is just 23, but Hello Emerson sounds like the sublime intersection of the best American indie folk bands. 

Sounds and Books - Ein Glücksgriff für das Genre. | A find for the genre.

Luserlounge - Nebenbei ist es übrigens kaum zu glauben, dass Sam Bodary erst 23 Jahre jung ist. Die Arrangements der Tracks und das Gesamtbild klingen so rund, ausgefuchst und erwachsen, dass er locker auch fünfzehn Jahre älter sein könnte. | Incidentally, it is hard to believe that Sam Bodary is only 23 years young. The arrangements of the tracks and the overall picture sound so round, clever and grown-up that he could easily be fifteen years older.

Plattentests - Im Gegensatz zu David Foster Wallaces Meisterwerk "Unendlicher Spaß" mag "Above the floorboards" zwar keine Unterhaltung für die Ewigkeit liefern, bietet aber doch mehr als genug Vergnügen bis zum nächsten Streich. | Unlike David Foster Wallace's masterpiece "Infinite Jest", "Above the Floorboards" may not deliver entertainment for eternity, but offers more than enough fun until the next blow.

Pop10.de - Music video premier for "Ohio"

York Calling - Check out something a little different from the country genre


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