" When an extraordinary, deeply soulful and dynamically versatile young talent like Minnesota based singer/songwriter Nolen Sellwood burst onto our indie consciousness."
"Throughout history music has been full of prodigies, going back to Mozart, musicians who showed extraordinary musical ability and maturity at an early age. The classical world, jazz, and bluegrass have seen their share of youthful performers who have been virtuosic instrumentalists, often emerging as early teens.
This week we have the debut album of a teenage artist who is not so much a prodigy on his instrument, but rather one who captures a distinctive style of more than 50 years ago. It’s Nolen Sellwood, who has released his debut album called Otherwise." ( The Grahm Review)
"I am flabbergasted to discover that this is a debut album by a young, up-and-coming artist that goes by the name of Nolen Sellwood. The new record is titled ‘Otherwise’ and you would think Nolen has been in the music game for a while due to the professional recording quality and top-tier songwriting. Believe it or not and I wouldn’t say ‘Otherwise’ that this is the absolute first time ever that Nolen Sellwood has recorded any material. Brace yourselves for an incredible debut album from an artist on a mission to be recognized by a wide audience.
It is said that Nolen Sellwood has an “old soul” and I would have to agree after taking in ‘Otherwise’. Nolen performs with extreme confidence and striking vulnerability and writes songs like a seasoned vet in the studio. The Minneapolis music scene has a “New Kid in Town” (Eagles) and his name is Nolen Sellwood breaking out in a BIG way with ‘Otherwise’. (Skopemag.com