Providence Monthly - Eric Smith "A highlight of Steve Allain’s impressive country folk is his incredible guitar playing. Great finger-picked runs and gently plucked chords and patterns underscore a stark simplicity in many of his songs; he makes it look easy but it most assuredly is not. Take the album closer, the gorgeous “Nocturne no.1,” a beautiful example of cascading classical guitar work like none other I’ve heard from a local musician." (Click here for complete article)
Bill Copeland Music News
"Steve Allain creates vibrant acoustic sounds and vocals and plunges into matters of the heart with courage and sincerity on this new CD, Thirteen." (Click here for full review)
Providence Phoenix - Chris Conti
"Thirteen is a well-crafted recording that cuts across acoustic blues, country, and folk genres with introspective lyrics of family, love, loss, and war." (Click here for full review)
Motif Magazine - John Fuzek
"Thirteen contains 12 original Allain comps featuring Steve’s soulful vocals and skilled finger picking on guitar. Adding to the arrangements are Kate Jones of the Sugar Honey Iced Tea on backing vox, Brian Minisce on guitar, and Bill Pratt on Dobro and mando. Lots of good stuff etched into the shiny silver CD."