Recent Articles about the Gravy Boys:

Triangle Beat:
A show with The Gravy Boys promises to provide boot-stompin' fun with vocal harmonies and lively banter. With three of the bandmates being brothers, the boisterous jeering comes naturally, and makes the audience feel like they're at a family gathering.  Crowding around one condenser mic, the band's strong musicianship and engaging harmony is evident.  The group's talents mesh together intricately, but they are equally able to spotlight individual talents, taking turns soloing on the mandolin, guitar, harmonica, and bass. - 09/28/2015

Triangle Beat

David Menconi: 
Local ensemble the Gravy Boys’ new album 'Crackerjack Whistle' is a fine set of twangy country-rock, with at least one moment of genius: a cover of the Zombies’ 1969 Brit-pop classic “Time of the Season,” rendered in the acoustic tones of a back porch hootenanny. - 01/04/2013

Raleigh News & Observer

Calvin Powers:
I stumbled across the The Gravy Boys in the fall of 2006 at what I believe is one of their very first public performances and they quickly became one of my favorite local string bands. Yes, they are accomplished musicians, but it’s their down-home, easy going vibe that sets them apart. I like a band that never forgets that it’s their job to entertain you and help you pass the time in an enjoyable way. - 07/29/2014
Americana Music Show Podcast

Episode #200 Local Music Tribute Show

Chris Dunbar:
The Gravy Boys put on the type of show that travels from laidback to fierce, a dynamic set to keep any crowd on its toes. There were those in attendance completely familiar with every word and every note that flowed through the shoulder to shoulder Pour House army awaiting orders, but there were also many new fans that became converted believers in the power of Gravy. - 01/07/2013

Raleigh Music Industry Association

Calvin Powers' Americana Music Show:
Steve Storms and Steve Celestini of the Gravy Boys talk about how to make the apocalypse fun and keeping a band together with brutal honesty. - 03/11/2013

Americana Music Show

Jae Peterson:
Crackerjack Whistle the finely arranged follow-up to the band’s second release, Dust Bowl Lover, continues in the vein of the band’s solid songwriting and storytelling. Yet, here The Gravy Boys have upped the ante with songs even richer in musical texture and spirited playing. True to their Americana, country, and bluegrass roots, the album’s originals pave the road with love ballads, spirituals, drinking songs, and some good ol’ time honky tonk. With great reward to this listener... (
more) - 01/12/2013
No Depression Magazine

Rick Cornell:
The quintet's sound comes from pouring vintage influences, a double-acoustic guitar attack, suspenders, a couple Son Volt records, mandolin and stand-up bass into the pot just to let it all bubble up. - 09/09/2010

Indy Week

Andrew Ritchey:
A little folk, a little bluegrass, a little honky-tonk, the Gravy Boys connect with a timeless sound, but then they offer up lines like, "Don't fall for coffee shop hipsters, baby, they're too damn self-absorbed........Emerging from tight vocal harmonies, Steve Celestini's drawling voice resonates over guitar, mandolin and upright bass. The instruments sound like old friends talking." - 08/20/2010

Indy Week

John Plymale (Producer):
The band has a wonderful and unique sincerity to their music that easily worked it's way into every inch of this fine recording.  - 11/01/2009