"With his shimmering guitars, gossamer melodies and voice to haunt you to the soul's core, Cary Ott brings to life the proverb that still waters run deep. His is the kind of talent that bridges generations, smashes genre walls and can make you effortlessly groove and endlessly dream at the same time. He's a kid in a sandbox, a man making grand designs--and the kind of aritst whose gifts are seen rarely in any given generation. Long may he run."
Louis Carlozo, Music Editor / On the Town section
“Carey Ott’s remarkable talent is seemingly counter-intuitive. In our strident, ‘look at me’ culture, Carey remains understated and comfortable. His songs a relative whisper that invite you to lean in and discover just how good they really are.”
Fred Brennan, Music Director
Chicago Special Events
"There are lots of guys with guitars out there but Carey Ott emerges from the pack with well-crafted, melodic, thoughtful songs and a solid delivery."
Director, Worldwide Programming mvyradio <Martha’s Vineyard>
”Carey Ott’s musical style is a refreshing kaleidoscope of melody and emotion. His music actually leads the listener effortlessly into the story of the song and it unfolds without their even realizing it. Although Carey’s guitar is simply the vehicle in which he draws a picture, we are very proud to be
a small part of it all.”
Epiphone / Gibson Musical Instruments
“Wonderful pop sensibilities and a mesmerizing voice. I hope he’s in the studio right now making more of what we all need.”
Owner / Bluetron Amplifiers
“Carey Ott writes meaningful songs that come straight from the heart of a craftsman whose philosophies ring true and subject the listener to topics and visions that makes one think---and that are truly inspiring. We look forward with great anticipation towards Carey’s performance at the Buskirk-Chumley theatre at the University of Indiana."
Director BCEC Music Committee
President Fervor Music Group
University of Indiana
"Carey Ott has long been one of Chicago's brightest creative forces, and Dualtone is the right company to expose him to the world. We're all waiting with great expectations to hear what comes of that partnership."
Shawn Murphy / ASCAP
"Fusing a driving, Oasis appeal with a penchant for Beatles melodic ethic, Ott should tear out of the gates with an immediate fan base."
Editor - American Songwriter
"Carey Ott melds alt-rock strength and alt-country sensitivity to create a fusion that suggests what might happen if Radiohead gave birth in the back of a honky tonk."
Louis R Carlozo
Editor / Writer
Friday Section - Chicago Tribune
"Carey Ott has crafted a collection of songs that will prove to be timeless. Whatever mood you’re in Carey Ott has that certain something that makes you embrace what is going on musically. An emerging talent, Carey Ott delivers a must have album for 2006."
Ernie Ball Inc.
*”I’m hearing Travis meets Jakob Dylan. Friggn’ catchy as all hell. Laid back and justified. This is pop goodness at its best. Who needs daylight when you can listen to this song? This band could tour with Weezer any day.”
From a Garageband.com reviewer