"When the band busts out the brass, though, it's down to the bayous we go. That's a new thing for the boys in Look Homeward and the addition sent them into the studio to re-work a few tracks off their upcoming album, including “Steamboat.” They say, 'When we recently added trombone to the band and played this tune together for the first time, as soon as the brass entered we said, 'Yes … absolutely!' both to the trombone being an integral part of Look Homeward and to re-recording this song with brass. It just felt so right.'The trombone adds a sense of place to the cut ... a very specific place. "'Steamboat' is a song about an imaginary trip to New Orleans -- a place where the sacred and profane, past and present, spirit and flesh, are all joined together into one messy, poetic, glorious reality. Likewise, this is a song about being young ... longing to experience all the mysteries that life has to offer while searching for a place to belong.”-The Bluegrass Situation
"[Look Homeward's] sense of connection shines through in the album. Their divergent musical sensibilities seamlessly meld, taking on country and jazz elements. While “Steamboat,” which also was featured on their EP, encompasses a pure folk vibe, “Motown” revels in the tumpeting sounds of a gay ol’ New Orleans parade. The album slows down and wears its heart on its sleeve with “Caroline.”-Encore Magazine
"On their self-titled 2015 LP, the four-piece blends mountain music, jaunty indie-folk, and timeless pop (I mean, track three is straight-up called “Motown”) with a wink toward vaudeville fun. Lee Anderson’s warm and inviting vocals are reminiscent of folky brethren like Dawes and The Avett Brothers, and will make you wanna find a good rocking chair and run up to the North Georgia mountains for the weekend. With a name referencing fellow North Carolinian Thomas Wolfe’s first novel,Look Homeward, Angel: A Story of the Buried Life, Look Homeward certainly looks to the summits and meandering streams of their home turf to spin their take on Appalachian tradition."