"vintage... earthy sound... undeniably truthful and honest.... a strong 10 track masterpiece known as 'Dogwood Roots.' ” - Skope Magazine
"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
“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
"...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'
"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