“Michael Goy is an exceptionally gifted acoustic fingerstyle guitarist, whose compositions range from wonderfully unpredictable to downright gorgeous”
–Michael Gulezian (Timbreline recording artist)
“Guitarists be warned: you’ll want to try some alternate tunings on your acoustic after you see how these two get down... Prepare to have your mind blown”
–Jordan Edwards (musician and talent booking agent)
" After listening, I sought out the American music of these musicians’ past: the Dead and the Airplane, Joni and Jimi, and Trane. They all sounded remarkably fresh. The next day, I returned to Red Nucleus and felt reassured about our own difficult times."
–Steven Cornelius (musician and ethnomusicologist)
"I had the pleasure of hosting Red Nucleus on my radio show, "Licks & Lyrics" on WCOM-FM in Carrboro, North Carolina. Their music was thoroughly enchanting, a joy for our listeners. I found their original compositions to be well crafted; complex yet accessible. During the interview they were friendly, articulate and informative. Our listeners got a nice sampling of their work and some insight into the creative process behind it. I wholeheartedly recommend Red Nucleus in any medium."
–Dan Friedman (musician, radio personality, and special needs advocate)
"It is absolutely calming music, but also always makes me focus and think. Compositions that speak to both the mind and the soul are so rare in contemporary music"
-Lynn Swisher Spears (musician and composer)
"Red Nucleus make a sublime jazz/folk noise on their latest album Nuclear Option. Michael Goy attacks his sunburst Taylor with John Fahey’s right hand and Joni Mitchell’s left hand, and David Cooper’s bass anchors the tunes while occasionally darting up to carry the melody. When Michael and David set up to perform as Red Nucleus, they face each other as much as they do the audience, and when they start playing it doesn’t take long to see why. Red Nucleus’s insistent rhythms and melodies start on the bass or guitar and resolve in the audience’s head, so a Red Nucleus show is a true “in concert” experience. Catch them in finer listening rooms everywhere!"
-Wes Collins (musician and composer)