Pitcher makes the strange sound natural. . . a fluid undulation from starry indie-folk to inert sound collage and back again, never breaking its lulling wave-like motion along the way. Terrific! Pitchfork
Some artistic achievements are so audacious that they belie criticism. Of Great and Mortal Men falls squarely into the category of unassailable artistic achievement. Prefix Magazine
Jefferson Pitcher‘s naturalistic masterpiece Now the Deer is made of sweeping string movements and subtle expressions of ghostly musical discussions. This is Americana that sounds both vast and intimate.
Pitcher’s guitar is slow, calculated, and wide open, like Malick’s Days of Heaven, with an understated intensity and long takes of waving wheat fields glowing in the sun. Click and crunch, field recordings, mumbled whispers, all add to the overwhelming beauty. Now the Deer is a shining centerpiece on 2011’s mantel. Anti Gravity Rabbit
Hirondelles is rife with minimalist trapping, hypnotic repetition, and beautifully crafted melodies. All the stronger is Pitcher’s ability to be respectfully innovative, calling to mind greats such as Chatham, Connors, and Montgomery, without lifting their signature. Impose Magazine
Theatrical numbers that emerge from a fusion of Ennio Morricone and Calexico. Pitcher’s soft, contemplative singing details a variety of cryptic scenarios, while the music has the feeling of zoning out in the heat suggested by soft electronic drones and nylon guitar. All Music