“One of the outstanding releases this year....’The Occoquan River’ is brilliant.” Paul Gough, The Inside Sleeve, ABC Radio National.
“Every track on ‘The Occoquan River’ is carefully yet simply crafted, as if each has come to him effortlessly, organically and fully formed. The crown jewel of the album is the title track: a truly haunting, mournful piece,“ Lukas Murphy, theMusic ★★★★☆
“Sublime lyrics, tremendous melodies, sung by a singer with a voice that is both soulful and incredibly expressive.....One of my favourite records of 2015 by an artist from any country,” Michael Park, The International Americana Show, New York City
“This is the kind of music adored by Americana music fans”
Jeff Glorfeld, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.
“‘The Occoquan River is one of the best songs of the year- Australian or international... “ Brian Wise, Off The Record, Triple R
“Surfcoast artist Gallie has delivered a brilliant release in ‘The Occoquan River’. At first, it sounds like easy to hear folk music but combine this with a killer story and you have the masterful art of Gallie and ‘The Occoquan River,” Tex Miller, Forte Magazine
“An album that came out of no where and just blew me away! From start to finish each song tells its own story. Already one of my albums of 2018.” Jimmy Stafford, Highland Radio
“You can hear every mile traveled by Gallie on his adventurous journey to making The Occoquan River… it is a beautiful piece of work, that takes you on Gallie's literary journey and wraps you in the emotional truth of his music.” Fiachna O'Braonain, Hothouse Flowers and RTE Radio 1’s Late Date
“Hard to best a storytelling songwriter - an artist worth the trouble of seeking out.” Roddie Cleere, KCLR, Ireland
“A fine record, every song a road trip. Gallie is a classic songwriter in an age when they are needed most.” Gavin Glass, Radio Nova, IRL
“He’s got the same plain-speaking singing style as Springsteen on the sorrow American Civil War lament of the title track and he makes the sparse, atmospheric beauty of an acoustic guitar go a long way. Lit up with pedal steel, mandolin and bazouki, there’s also musical richness to be found on the likes of Long May Be Your Days be Gold. The Occoquan River may sound a lot like a more produced Bruce’s The River in places but Gallie is fast finding a voice of his own.” Alan Corr, RTE.ie