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Praise for Pra Voce

“Just heard the most amazing song on KUVO! So I sat in the parking lot to be able to finish listening to the song, hoping to learn who it was. Turns out it was Dexter Payne! Thank you for such a wonderful song.”

-Kirk G.

Screenshot 2014-09-13 03.54.42Pra Você is a delight from start to finish. The sound of Payne’s group, with clarinet, accordion, piano, guitar and drums-percussion (but no bass), is light and unique. They perform nine selections that are filled with rich melodies that are often quite joyful…”  read more                                                            -  Scott Yanow DownBeat October ’14 (4 stars)

“Pra Você is proof that Brazilian music can flourish in the most unlikely places… everyone, gringos included, plays splendidly here…. Quite the refreshing disc”  read more                                                    – Tom McDermott (OffBeat Magazine) May 2014