“One of the more resilient and steady bands in Flagstaff … A solid rootsy-bluegrass outfit that plays some of the best original Americana music.”
–Northern Arizona's Mountain Living Magazine

If In This Fire’s 10 tracks are largely about contrast, the push and pull of life and absorbing what is around you, like the weight of history. It occupies a sense of the Southwestern state of mind – a cultural crossroads or borderlands at the edge of the desert in the mountains.”
Flagstaff Live

Americana UK of Review 'If In This Fire' 

Slowly but surely the accolades are still trickling in for "If In This Fire." Big ole thanks to Americana UK and writer Jonathan Aird for the review – 7 out of 10 ain't too bad from these guys. They're unapologetic music snobs and brutally honest with their reviews, as some of us have experienced in the past. We're flattered that Jonathan took the time to give the record a thorough listen.

"Straight ahead roots rock with a lyrical heart:
"The Voluntary String Band are a solid roots-rock band … the success of the Voluntary String Band’s new direction as demonstrated on the majority of the songs is a reward well worth having.”

Read the whole review here:
"Without Making a Sound" at the Escalante Outfitters in Escalante, Utah. Video by Patrick Hayes.