Will King's Come on in from the Cold features twelve Americana-twinged, folk-fused and rock-riddled tracks. Special guests include Grammy nominated John Cohen (The New Lost City Ramblers, and featured in Martin Scorsese’s documentary on Bob Dylan, No Direction Home) and John Ventimiglia, who played Arthur "Artie" Bucco on the The Sopranos.
"Come on in from the Cold offers something new, fresh and different. There are no cliches and it is heavy on atmosphere. My analogy - Eddie Vedder sings Woody Guthrie." - John W. Barry - The Poughkeepsie Journal
Will King rehearsing "Come on in from the Cold" with New Lost City Rambler, John Cohen.
"This one has been spinning in the player for quite some time because it's, well, enigmatic. The opening title cut is reminiscent of Peter Gabriel's sprawling theatrical style sans his wall of sound and the next track, “I Won't Give Up”, echoes Paul Simon musically and lyrically? Third up, with a nod to Nebraska , Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, is the ballad “Johnny McPhee”. If this is starting to sound a bit all over the musical map, it is, and that ain't derogatory. Predictable is not an adjective for Come on in from the Cold , pleasantly surprising, particularly considering the number of instruments employed, is more apropos. Even after repeated plays new and different nuances emanate from the speakers and that's a good thing, because the boring ones quickly become Frisbee impersonators. This one is unique; it deserves a listen." - Don Grant, Freight Train Boogie."When the music is playing one quickly gets the feeling of being on the scent of something large. Or more correctly: something that in the course of time can stay large. Come on in from the Cold is an honest round americana with many fine moments..." - Mikael Døring, Geiger magazine [Denmark].
The Aquarian Weekly
—by Noah Ruede
Most music you find on the radio nowadays is generic and boring, not only in the music and in structure but also in its lyrical content. If you happen to have a folk or
Come on in from the Cold wanders through a diverse range of themes, traveling through many scenarios that we all encounter at one point or another. He wanders everywhere from near death to rejoice, from abandonment to anger and betrayal to true happiness. It’s one thing to be able to put such themes into words. Putting them into music, however, is a totally different animal. King does both, and with the help of some guest appearances throughout the album, he puts together a complex mishmash of feelings comparable to that of life itself.
In a Word: Journey