“Wow. . . . Lyrically, he’s going to knock you flat with one punch. Killer stuff throughout, this is the work of an undeniable talent taking it to the next level of the game. You just might not hear Americana the same way again after you take a byte of this. Easily one of the best ‘folk’ albums to come out this year. . . . Check it out.” –Chris Spector, Midwest Record
Ernest Troost is an Emmy award-winning composer of scores for films and television, including the cult-classic TREMORS and HBO’s award-winning LESSON BEFORE DYING. He is also a recipient of the Kerrville New Folk award for his songwriting. His evocative style combines folk and Piedmont-blues-style guitar picking with timeless stories and colorful character portrayals drawn from the American past and present. His new album, O LOVE, has been a hit with fans and critics alike. “Troost is a brilliant Americana songwriter . . . making pensive, sometimes snarling, Steve Earle-ish, lyrically-driven Americana . . . with inspired playing and smartly judicious arrangements. Fans of Steve Earle and Jeffrey Foucault will find an awful lot to like in Troost’s brooding, intense songcraft.” –Delarue, New York Music Daily
In addition, he has composed and produced two critically praised albums of songs for Judy Collins, setting the words of poets like Robert Browning, Emily Dickinson, and Gertrude Stein.