“Hoover echoes Kris Kristofferson and John Prine…a rising artist whose music promises that the best is yet to come.” – Pollstar

“The kind of record that begs repeated hearings.” – Elmore Magazine

“Like Woody Guthrie, he did his own thing, and the commitment to artistry shows.” – No Surf Music

“Roger Hoover says the secret to good songwriting is “blending observation with experience.” He does so masterfully on his new project, Pastures, which is as close to a John Prine record as it gets.” – Isthmus

“It’s the kind of record where you can hear a chair squeak over the softly picked acoustic guitar and vocals and it sounds just right. There’s some early Dylan here, some James McMurtry there and a whole lot of Hoover’s well-worn, rust-belt Americana…It’ll give you goosebumps.” – Arkansas Gazette

“Roger Hoover is as close to poet as he is raconteur…a songwriter with Raymond Carver’s observation and Kris Kristofferson’s ear for poetry.” – No Depression

“Pastures’ thoughtful meanderings take listeners through a map of contemplative, everyman’s observations in the vein of music history’s best storytellers.” – Paste Magazine

“If you’re looking for a new take on the classic, personal singer/songwriter set where you feel like you know the cat when the music is done, this cat captures that lightening in this bottle. Well done.” Midwest Record

“Eleven gorgeous tracks with a lyrical expression of hope and optimism through tough times…a talent for turning observation into poetry.” – Minkin’s Music