" stopped me in my tracks...intricate and often dazzling fingerstyle guitar. In a world where there just aren’t enough banjos, and there just isn’t enough dissent, Faid is a beacon of hope."
- Sarah Coxson
The music is brilliant... It’s not just folk, or just singer songwriter music, it’s not just anything. It’s beautifully different and that’s rare these days...There’s something on this album to reflect anyone’s life and the thoughts we all have about society and its diseases. Troy just doesn’t keep it in his head. He’s found the best way I’ve heard in years to be out loud about it.
- Annemarie de Bie
Living Tradition Magazine
" I have not come across so political and critical lyrics in folk music for a long while. And I love it... the album with tremendous intensity and depth. Faid chooses his words very carefully, the lyrics are poetic and quite wonderful...
in his playing you will find the same furious intensity as in his lyrics"
- Dagmar Brudnitzki
“For me Troy’s music is English songwriting performed with the highest integrity with no trace of ego or look at me exhibitionism. Outstanding songwriter and guitarist“
-Tom Robinson - BBC6 Music
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“The fingerstyle guitar work is mesmerizing and Faid's pained-with-knowledge-of-the-world voice is sturdy, sinuous, and raw, an instrument that cannot help but affect the listener. Nor will the lyrics disappoint, miniature philosophically existential paeans to various of life's trials and tribulations,
statements meant to extend the thought process, not quench it.”
“Anyone with an ear for earthy, passionately executed singer-songwriter folk & acoustic blues, ranging from Drake to Jansch, Benjamin Wetherill to Charlie Parr should cock an ear towards this prodigious talent!“
- Norman Records