"Norton is a tiny city so far south and west that it might as well be part of Kentucky or Tennessee; Rance Garrison calls it home. The old country and blues influences, like the banjo plucking on “Spies” or the Tom Waits impersonation on “In Heaven,” seem natural enough. Even the religious speech samples creeping on a few tracks weren’t obviously out of place. But when the synths hit (not to mention the auto-tuned vocals on “Die Laughing”), I was floored. The Fireside Season is Virginia’s most secret weapon: a moonshine-swilling, snake-handling, junk-shooting, redemption-seeking opus."
-Whurk Magazine, 2015