"Good News" Magazine Aug '17 GN issue to publish online - Page 44

San Francisco singer/songwriter Josef McManus is back! After his debut album, American Ash spent 14 weeks on the Americana chart in 2015, McManus returned to the studio to explore and push the boundaries of the Alt.Country / Americana musical landscape with Naked and Falling, a follow-up album that solidly delivers while diversifying and expanding the White Owl Red sound...the critics agree! "It is absolutely gorgeous. This music doesn’t just entertain, it transports. Listening causes the user to daydream...spacy and atmospheric...Country and Psychedelia...a little bit Chris Isaak and a little bit of The Byrds. The writing, singing, backing vocals, and instrumentation is perfection.”   - Harry Kaplan, Twangri-La “Take a pinch of the Dead, add a little Airplane, with a dash of Byrd seed and a healthy dose of Quicksilver and Burritos, roll it up and partake of San Francisco’s White Owl Red, a refreshing psychedelic dream-like fog ... California Country drifts like mist rolling in from the bay on Naked and Falling, the latest release from the San Francisco-based band...Country and Rock takes a dose of psychedelia...lazily flowing rhythms and West Coast Folk Music - we are big fans!" - J. Alan Taylor, The Alternate Root www.whiteowlred.com Hear the new songs "Pills and Paper," and "Falls Like the Rain" on WQBR! ... and Buy the Disc at: 42 “Good News” -- August -- www.bearcountrygoodnews.com