Dan Hannaford
I CRIED BULLETS
3 Stars
After several years of solid gigging across northern NSW, Dan Hannaford delivers the goods with his debut long-player, 12 tracks road-tested and true, a rock-solid slab of dusty country and ragged-edged blues, as honest as the day is long, twice as real and raw.

Broken into two obvious parts, the album showcases songs usually played solo but, in this instance, fleshed out by several crack session musos in Los Angeles late last year. The high-octane numbers get a run first up, wavering, crunchy country-blues replete with fiddle, horns and Hammond, Train Wreck a standout.

From there, Hannaford turns it down, the second half of the record (featuring some fantastic pedal and lap slide over his guitar and rough-hewn vocal) focusing on his strong songwriting, his heart on his sleeve, truth dripping from every phrase. He's no novice, and has released a few EPs, but this LP displays a rising roots music talent, a stormer of an album.
Samuel J. Fell

Dan Hannaford
I CRIED BULLETS
3 Stars
After several years of solid gigging across northern NSW, Dan Hannaford delivers the goods with his debut long-player, 12 tracks road-tested and true, a rock-solid slab of dusty country and ragged-edged blues, as honest as the day is long, twice as real and raw.

Broken into two obvious parts, the album showcases songs usually played solo but, in this instance, fleshed out by several crack session musos in Los Angeles late last year. The high-octane numbers get a run first up, wavering, crunchy country-blues replete with fiddle, horns and Hammond, Train Wreck a standout.

From there, Hannaford turns it down, the second half of the record (featuring some fantastic pedal and lap slide over his guitar and rough-hewn vocal) focusing on his strong songwriting, his heart on his sleeve, truth dripping from every phrase. He's no novice, and has released a few EPs, but this LP displays a rising roots music talent, a stormer of an album.
Samuel J. Fell