Some recent press:

“A solid 40 minutes of country, bluegrass, and rock and roll—the kind of barnyard shenanigans and slapstick sing-a-longs that can pull you out of that puddle of mud you managed to fall into on a day when ‘Nothing Good’ has been happening.”  (

“Fans of Colonel Bruce Hampton and Widespread Panic will enjoy the country fried psychedelia …. Fans of Robyn Hitchcock will admire the absurd sense of wordplay in the lyrics. Anyone who appreciates smart, hummable songs should give this a listen. You will be hooked from the first track.” (Birmingham Free Press)


Online reviews:
TriState Indie -
"Album Review: Cooking with Dynamite! by Hawk Tubley and The Airtight Chiefs"
The M. David Hornbuckle Internet Archive -
"More Songs About Trains and Food"
The Birmingham Free Press -
"Hawk Tubley and The Airtight Chiefs"

Testimonials from satisfied listeners:

“BEAUTIFUL! Funny and full of heart all at once. Moving and ironic both. Old-timey and post-modern; one of those records about which people say things like, ‘I don't know if it's bluegrass or some other kind of grass, but I love it.’ Me too; well done, Hawk!”

“I absolutely love the cd. I listened to it several times today in my car (I work as a courier - delivering eyeglasses and contact lenses to optometrists). I really like every song on it, even the songs that I didn't like quite as well the first time I heard them.  The whole thing is really strong, especially the songwriting. Hey, thanks's really good!”

“This record is great! I feel like I'm at a yard sale at Howard Finster's house.”




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