"The music seems less filtered, more accessible, and on this album (Onlooker) - Dave Desmelik's sixth - he again shows that he understands the simplicity and power of the collective human experience, and that he has a real talent for conveying it with words of proper weight."
-Brent Fleury (BoldLife Magazine)
"Desmelik's music is honest, his (life) are relevant questions, and he plays guitar viciously. This man carries with him the legacy of a dying breed."
-Rein van den Berg (altcountryforum.nl) Netherlands
"There is such spirit on this album (Unheard Of), musically and instrumentally it is a real pleasure."
-Mike Penard (ISA Radio, France)
"Dave Desmelik's brand of Americana is the kind that makes you neither cry in your beer nor suck it down at a grim pace. His is the kind that makes you stop drinking for just a moment to acknowledge it with an emotional nod, a shiver of recognition that touches your own experience."
-Joe Sample(Focus Newspaper)