New York Music Daily's 100 best songs of 2014 includes
"Old Screen Door"
"A wailing, electrifying murder ballad. Troost succeeds with this one since the only images he lets you see are incidental to what was obviously a grisly crime, “lightning bugs floating through a haze of gasoline” and so forth. From the album O Love."
O LOVE included on 13 top albums/songs of 2014 lists!
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O LOVE selected for
TURNSTYLED JUNKPILED TOP 10 L.A. Americana List for 2014
By Terry Roland
L.A. songwriters don’t come any better than Ernest Troost. A film score composer by day (Tremors) and a singer-songwriter the rest of the time, O Love, is a collection of fully realized songs garnered from the distinctly American tradition of storytelling through song with influences from Appalachia to West Texas. With folk, country and Piedmont blues undercurrents, his original gift of melody and cinematic lyrics call to mind Randy Newman and Paul Simon at their peak with a certain Mississippi John Hurt strain running through his fingers to some rather magical guitar picking.
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*O LOVE IS #1 ALTERNATE ROOT TOP TEN SONGS OF THE WEEK
*O Love #5 album on the Folk-DJ Chart
*O LOVE is a Top 5 most added Americana on the AMA Chart!
*My song "Close" is #1 on the Root Music Report Contemporary Folk Song Chart and the O LOVE album is # 3 on the Folk Album Chart!
"Wow. I think this folkie just reinvented Americana and it feels like it must have felt when Dylan went electric at Newport. Always a winner on his past releases, Troost turns it up so much here that the measuring stick doesn’t go that high. Embroidering his new rock attack with dark edges, there’s still folk and Piedmont running through his veins and sound but he isn’t content to stay where he was when he can run on such high octane. Lyrically, he’s going to knock you flat with one punch. Killer stuff throughout, this is the work of an undeniable talent taking it to the next level of the game. You just might not hear Americana the same way again after you take a byte of this. Easily one of the best ‘folk’ albums to come out this year. . . . Check it out."
--Chris Spector, Midwest Record
“I hope you sell a million copies. It’s a great CD.
Anyone who loves good music should have a copy.”
--Roz Larman, host & producer of FolkScene
Read the Maverick Magazine 5 star review here.
Read the Blabber'n Smoke review here.
Read the BardChord review here.
Read the New York Music Daily review here.
Read the Ventura County Star review here.
Read the Tucson Weekly review here.
Read the Boycotting Trends, UK review here.
Read the FolkWorks review here.
Here is a list of some of the radio stations airing my music
If you live near any of these stations call and request a tune!
Tangled Roots, hosted by Pat Baker
Americana Matinee, hosted by Kat Griffin
WEFT, 90.1 FM
113 N. Market St.
From Joshua Tree Inn, host Kevin Elliott
T.G.I.Folk, host Gaye Auxier
Our Kind of Folk, host Craig Huegel
The Waking Hours, host Craig Huegel
Nevada City, CA
Click Your Heels Together, hosted by Ruby Slippers
Acoustic Harmony, host Mark Michaelis
Folk Directions, host Gerry Goodfriend
Acoustic Planet, host Steve Clarke
Iowa Public Radio
The Folk Tree, hosted by Karen Impola
Baton Rouge, LA
Here's Hootenanny Power, hosted by Taylor Caffery
Santa Rosa California
Your Average Abalone, hosted by Johnny Bazzano
Acoustic Connections, hosted by Walt Graham
Acoustic Alternative, hosted by Henry Hallett
A Variety of Folk, hosted by Ray Baumler
CKPC AM 1380
Ontario N3R 7C5
Just Us Folk, hosted by Jan Vanderhorst
New London, CT
Out of the Woods, hosted by Jon Colcord
Community Radio 2mce-fm, 92.3
New South Wales, Australia
One of the Folk, hosted by Terry Fatseas
Auburn Hills, MI
The Old Front Porch, hosted by Maggie Ferguson
Folk n Roots, hosted by Colin Fielding
The Midnight Special, hosted by Rich Warren
75% Folk, hosted by Bill Revill
Hillbilly Rockhouse/Roots, hosted by Gerd Stassen
Country Stew, hosted by Martin van der Laan
Dutch Roots Radio
Landslide, hosted by Michael V. Bruggen
Upper Room with Gi Dussault
RTV Katwijk Radio
Acoustic Rain, hosted by Bart van der Pol
Saturday Night Folk, host Ken Campbell
New South Wales, Australia
One of the Folk, host Terry Fatseas
Songriver, hosted by Berrie Koetsier
Blueprint, hosted by Thomas Kaldijk
Sante Fe, NM Transitions Radio MagazineAlan Hitner host, Ken Yavit Music Director
B2B 87.7 FM
TOWN & COUNTRY, hosted by Eddie O'Strange
WSLU 89.5 FM
The Folk Show, hosted by Mike Alzo
WOMR 92.1 FM
The Old Songs Home, hosted by Bob Weiser
MuddClub, hosted by Stephen Lomas
Woody's Children, hosted by Robert Sherman
hosted by Ruud Heijjer
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
hosted by Chris McGill
New River Sampler, hosted by Jim Dubinsky
WFYI 90.1 FM
The Blues House Party, Host/Producer, Matthew Socey
Fox's Minstrel Show, hosted by Frank Joye
New River Roots Sampler, hosted by Jim Dubinsky
Folk Espresso, hosted by Diane Hunt
St Point, Wisconsin
Acoustic Revival, hosted by Jim Canales
Detour, hosted by Paul Hartman
Bay 100.3 FM
Acoustic Harvest, hosted by Jan Nary
90.9 FM - WDCB Public Radio
Folk Festival, hosted by Lilli Kuzma
Glen Ellyn / Chicago, IL
The Saturday Morning Folk Show, hosted by Bill Wagman
CKUT 90.3 FM
Folk Directions, hosted by Gerry Goodfriend
Montreal, Quebec CA
RTE Radio 1
Late Date with Alf McCarthy
For Folk Sake, host Dessie Fisher
Derry, N. Ireland
Modern Troubadours, host Jim Rogers