Driven by acoustic guitar and Kozakis’ heartbroken vocals, he’s uplifted in the chorus by harmony singer Natosha Wengreen, who provides a gentle push into whatever comes next
– Chris Parton, CMT Edge
The Painted Horses might just become your new favorite Bay Area Americana band. Their debut album, Ponderosa Pines, is full of the folk trademarks: gorgeous acoustic guitar lines, charming, weaving harmonies, and singalong melodies. But the trio delivers the music with such a strong sense of pastoral serenity it transcends the conventions and instantly transports you to another era, one blissfully free of sprawling strip malls and congested highways and corporate logo eyesores dotting the landscape. It’s music that makes you slow down your hectic, stressed-out urban existence, a soothing meditation on all the natural wonders taken for granted on a daily basis.
– Nicholas Schneider, The Bay Bridged