"The Long Draw is packed with great music and stories, from a man who is not only a very talented musician, he is also an artist. The Long Draw is one of 2013's best CDs and in this critic's view it is a masterpiece" (Paul Riley - Country Music People UK)

"Hale has made the record that Dylan seems nowadays incapable of thinking and create. He perfectly knows the rules of songwriting and still handles them masterfully" (GIancarlo Susanna - Outsider Italy)

"This Texan born, Paris based songwriter has released one of the better albums of the year." (Paul Kerr - Americana.UK.com)