Critical Praise for 'Where's Bob?': 'A bunch of roots cats that have an unabashed love for early Statler Brothers, Bakersfield sound and Tom Waits come in with a subversive roots date that would have normally had to spring from a mind like Kinky Friedman. Killer roots music for malcontents that want to keep it slightly under the radar and not give their stripe away too quickly, this stuff is a gas for anyone with a sense of humor--even though it's not a comedy record. Great stuff for those looking not to play it too straight.' Chris Spector- Midwest Records 'Made my Best of 2011 list' Mary Tilson-America's Back 40, KPFA Radio 'In the terrain of Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, John Prine, Woody Guthrie, Gram Parsons and John Hiatt. Stark! Strong.' Max Achatz-Country Jukebox 'The title track is one of the year's best songs...The disc ends with Matt Lax alone with his acoustic guitar, singing a song about leftie/ folkie Woody Guthrie's daughter. Another of the year's best songs. Matt Lax is clearly a songwriter to watch.' Paul Rile-Country Music People-UK 'Easily digestible, wholly satisfying, oddly familiar, always fresh, who wouldn't want to take an Americana ride with Matt Lax and Nearly Beloved? Who wouldn't run your ears through the sonic tapestry of smart songs woven by master craftsmen? Who wouldn't want to spend a few minutes that force you to take yourself little less seriously? There's only one question left: Where's Bob?' John Castino-Innocent Words Magazine 'The 60's sounding Cool F***ing Sunset reminds of the Burritos as does Tomorrow Won't Be The Future, a song that sounds a lot like a follow up to Sin City in many ways. And a lot of bands have tried to capture that feel but, here, Nearly Beloved have done just that...There's much to like here and it's the sort of album where your favorite songs will change with each listen. Where's Bob is an album worth looking out for and listening to.' Steve Rapid- Lonesome Highway 'Perhaps the most clever song on the album is one that I'm sure would make Roger Miller proud. 'My P-Role Officer' is a great story song about a guy who just can't catch a break, to say the least. A fantastic, well written song and well performed by Matt Lax and the group.' Jason Gartshore- Americana Review.