"A beautiful, raw, yet sparkling debut record... Styorytelling troubadors."
-Uncut Grass (Germany)
"The Lucky Ones have framed the art of a top quality country album with their debut release. Using a kaleidoscope of moods, feelings and motion, they have taken the core tools of a story, a raw old time sound and an innate songwriting craft to showcase the traditional music of the Yukon in a bright northern light."
- Three Chords and the Truth (UK)
"An album that is full of life affirming qualities and a genuine feeling of family and togetherness, indicative of their homeland...if after listening to this album you are not tempted to slap your thigh and shout out "YeeHaw" then you possibly never will."
- Fatea Magazine (UK)
"In times when notions such as authenticity seem so overused, one cannot not deny these young people play with touching sincerity."
- Paris Move (France)
"The Lucky Ones have created an album of heritage musical styles that sits comfortably in its own niche between traditional mountain music and earthy bluegrass with tinges of classic honky-tonk."
- Alan Cackett (British Country Music Hall of Fame)
Read full article: https://alancackett.com/the-lucky-ones-the-lucky-ones
"Cut in a like mould of Gillian Welch and Old Crow Medicine Show in that their songs are rooted in tradtional North American music, but are all newly composed. Their self-titled debut album is a wonderful combination of gritty subject matter and skillful musicianship. Song titles such as Fool’s Gold, Snowflakes in the Sun, The Old 98, Waiting on a Paycheque, and Since the Farm Got Sold indicate the rural, Canadian feel of the lyrics. An accomplished debut that will be appreciated by listeners from further afield than their northern Canadian territory."
- Country Music People Magazine, Americana Roundup
Read full article: https://cmpcountry.com/
"The music draws on history and tradition and is steeped in landscape, community and a strong sense of family."
- Lonesome Highway (Ireland)
Read full article: https://www.lonesomehighway.com/music-reviews/2021/7/6/new-album-reviews
"Carrying a tradition that dates back to their great-grandparents and armed with classical weaponry (guitar, mandolin, banjo, violin), the band moves between waltzes and saloon halftimes, barn dances in the thaw season and the occasional lament by the camp fire in the twilight hours. Nothing we haven't heard before, no doubt. Even like Dupond and Dupont, we would say even more: nothing that several generations before us have not heard. But beyond the good level of composition and talent in the execution, the definitive test - as we said before - is to imagine The Lucky Ones in 1898, on the dirty tables of a tavern crowded with miners, trappers and gold diggers. And, listening to the album, think if such a select audience was going to cheer them on and ask for more songs or would they have to flee from the stage under a rain of glasses, bottles and lead. Personally, I clearly prefer the former."
- Ruta 66 (Spain)
"This is the ‘yee-haw’ music of the farmlands, the outdoor picnics on the weekends and the God-fearing industry of the great west. Music where banjo, fiddle and guitar took centre stage long before amplifiers and brass sections came into play... Immediately you feel that the music is steeped in history and the band know exactly what they are doing, there seems to be care in keeping traditions and adding to the musicians who have come before them because the music and the subject matter is respectful. It’s light-hearted when it needs to be but there is enough talent in the lyrics and writing to hit hard when needed."
-Dancing About Architecture
We’re not told why The Lucky Ones consider themselves fortunate. It’s obviously perishing cold up there. And it must be an awful long way to drive back from a gig. But on the other hand, thay’re over three thousand miles from Nashville where, in the hands of grasping managers and record label execs, their authentic-sounding bluegrass-inflected country music would no do doubt be recast in a cash-register-pleasing shade of magnolia... Across a slight eight songs, The Lucky Ones generate a gentle good-time swing, not quite as wild as Jack London would have us believe the territory is known for, but on a dead, dark Monday night with a succession of huge whiskies in your hand, they’d just about see you right. "
-RnR Magazine (UK)
Read full article: http://www.rock-n-reel.co.uk/
"The music, adeptly performed with palpable emotional sincerity, is conventional bluegrass filtered through a distinctly Canadian lens, tinged by isolation, melancholy and hardscrabble living."
"The Lucky Ones' reverence for tradition is balanced by authentic writing from their own voices."