Western Youth taps into the kind of rollicking road show of the Band or Tom Petty”

Doug Freeman, The Austin Chronicle

Austin’s long been rich with Americana talent, and Western Youth rises near the top of the heap”

Peter Blackstock, Austin American Statesman

Since Justin Townes Earle is maverick country rocker Steve Earle's son, local sixpiece Western Youth are definitely the latter's spiritual heirs. Astride loose, twangy rockers like "Somewhere, Somehow" and "Falling Down," the group smolders with a Stonesy swagger under which resides Townes Van Zandt's bruised-heart genius that fueled the elder Earle's best work.”

Tim Stegall, The Austin Chronicle