The Alternate Root - July 15, 2018

On The Radar

...on Lonesome Pine Rides Again, the vocal becoming an instrument that pulls the pain from “Bring It Back”, the hope glimpsed under grey skies in “Even If the Sun Don’t Shine”, the despair behind the wheel with “Ever Since You Went Away”, and the memory stuck in the same small town for “Once I Had a Scooter”. Jeff Rymes is the storyteller, his delivery guiding the emotions as “It Rains All Over Town” turns up its collar against bad luck/weather while he counts off confessions in “Without Forgiveness” and vibrates with a rhythmic head rush for “Love is Here to Stay”.

San Antonio Current - May 15, 2018

Jeff Rymes Bringing Singer-Songwriter Vibes to Ocho

Rymes, who has self-released a couple solid albums of his own since the dissolution of his band the Lonesome Strangers, makes a moody and jazzy kind of folk/country. Like some of Jerry Jeff Walker’s jazzier efforts, Rymes’ work sets country music in the wider context of standards and timeless pop music, while still bringing that wry and penetrating wit of post-outlaw country songwriting.

No Depression - April 24, 2018

A Fresh Taste of Cool Stuff from Cross the Country

He’s a trip musically. He can sail effortlessly from a bluesy, southern rhythm and blues to a male version of Billie Holliday to a hot rod rocker of a tune.

The Alternate Root - March 28, 2018

Alt Root Top Ten Songs of the Week

Easy rhythms wrap about the tenderness in “Even If the Sun Don’t Shine”. Jeff Rymes reads an open letter from the heart on the title track from his recent release.

East Oregonian - July 22, 2017

Jeff Rymes rides again — Pendleton among tour stops

Country singer-songwriter Jeff Rymes will be giving his first public performances after a nearly two-decade hiatus and Pendleton will be one of his first stops.