"From start to finish 'Dogwood Roots' by Rob Larkin and the Wayward Ones is a barnburner collection of music. The melodies and harmonies are well crafted, and the lyrical content is packed to the hilt with good old fashioned conventional wisdom. Rob Larkin and the Wayward Ones brings the mojo and are clearly a marquee talent based out of LA. One would be wise to keep a watchful eye on them over the years to come." - The Muse's Muse
"Rob Larkin, an award-winning songwriter, singer and guitarist from Portland, Oregon, is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of Lights Are Burning: the new album by The Wayward Ones." - Fort Worth Star Telegram
“a cross between Jason Mraz and Mumford and Sons…surging artist…earthy foundation, poppy backdrop, and layered instrumentation really make an impact.” - Music News Nashville
"vintage... earthy sound... undeniably truthful and honest.... a strong 10 track masterpiece known as 'Dogwood Roots.' ” - Skope Magazine
“...soulful and powerful…firmly planted in retro 1970s rock… just oozes cool.” - Rock N' Roll View
"While many feel the music industry is in disarray, it’s always a breath of fresh air to hear a new band that’s not afraid to take chances with their musical expression. From beginning to end 'Dogwood Roots' gives us an Americana anthem with a string of catchy songs that will keep the listener mesmerized and fully entertained." - All What's Rock
“exceptional music…multi-dimensional…uplifting, thought provoking, and interesting…amazing lyrical content…impeccable songwriting.” - GigBand
"Rob Larkin’s homespun blend of roots rock, Americana, and Soul is captured in his new album, Dogwood Roots. With just the right mix of sweetness and grit, the music is packed with the lowdown, rootsy soul that will make you groove and smile." - Vents Magazine
"Rob Larkin & The Wayward Ones are defenders of what makes our music sound whole, what makes it pure, and what makes it beautiful... Images of bright, happy, innocent childhood and endless all-American summers that most aging adults now recall with a sense of joy. One of the greatest things about music is how powerful and pure such a simple song can be." - Indie Artists Alliance
"...successfully walks the line between old and new with plenty of soul to spare. The result is a rich, well-worn sound with some teeth to it."
"....a refreshing blast with excellent music and a nice line of storytelling... New Orleans vibe...Overall, a great effort by Rob Larkin, and his work with other bands has clearly paid off. This deserves some real success." - Whisperin' and Hollerin'