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"They combine excellent lyric-writing with appealing vocal harmonies and tasteful arrangements that enhance, rather than distract from their songs. It's intelligent music for the fan who prefers thoughtful, durable music over instantly disposable pop." --George Graham (from a transcript of a radio broadcast on WVIA-FM 1/28/98)

"A new acoustic duo bringing fresh and vital sounds. Harrod and Funck resist the sentimental with a careful poetry of images in songs that are urgently incisive and rhythmically hypnotic." --findthefun.com

"To see Jason Harrod in concert is to experience independent acoustic music at its best." --The Phantom Tollbooth (from a concert review)

"Harrod and Funck are acoustic hypnotists, with a sound so original, it already has imitators." --yahoo.com

"The lyrics describe intimate moments, with crucial details nearly always left out. What remains is the essential emotion or mood of the moment. It is not important why the lover left, but how that moment of parting felt." --The Boston Globe (from The Street Is Their Stage, an article by Scott Alarik)

"Not since Simon and Garfunkel has an acoustic duo stirred me as powerfully as Harrod & Funck . . . Do yourself a favor, seek these guys out." --Metronome

"Their music is highlighted with tight, inventive harmonies. Like the best artists, they create a sound all their own." --Performing Songwriter Magazine

"The quality craftsmanship that went into these songs is rewarded with a truly human touch and a quick wit." --Fishbowl.Online (from a review of the album Live)

Excerpts from an essay by Kelly J. Cooper

"[It was] the most exquisite music I have ever heard made in these clean-scraped passages of time....The music would not leave my head. It wove itself into my thoughts and my hips."

"Two young men, clean but unshaven, mildly disheveled, a guitar case full of money from appreciative listeners, played.

Between songs, I confessed to the musicians that I had left [the subway station] earlier only to come back for the music was sweet and called to me. They were much impressed and laughed and took my offerings and gave in return a flat, silver disk. A humble copy of their souls.

I stood, ignoring the calls of the roaring [subway], ignoring the milling mindless on their way into the darkness, and I listened. And it was good.

They are named Jason Harrod and Brian Funck (their names and their band) and their CD is called DREAMS OF THE COLOR BLIND. The CD cost me $13.... Achieve this music.

And I say unto you, they make a sound most pleasing....I can't really think of anyone else with whom to compare them. They are quiet, but not subdued; lyric but still rough; voices young, but most certainly not untrained. Some phrasing is awkward, some music simple, but it is an EXCELLENT piece of work and I have listened to it half a dozen times since I bought it, all of 60 hours ago.

It gets my stamp of approval. Or it would, if I had one. I am very pleased. (I get nothing for my endorsement. I just like the music.)" -- Kelly J. Cooper


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