"Blackbird Harmony is the project of Evan Birdsong, a local country-noir singer-songwriter joined on Hardwood Exits by members of Eleven Hundred Springs and Bosque Brown's Mara Lee Miller. From the start, the title track firmly establishes the album's template, with mournful pedal steel giving way to Birdsong's detached, weary vocals—equal parts Jay Farrar and Lou Reed—as he delivers the first of several dark-as-the-night choruses: "Let the record spin around/Till the silence pulls us down." The loping, electrified "Samaritans" ("Tilted back and swallowed down/smoking nothing to be found/Some drunken sun to drown us out/tired eyes open wide") could easily be an outtake from Neil Young's Tonight's The Night—or a Songs:Ohia album for that matter—with Miller's lovely backing vocals sharing the distinct air of Hope Sandoval." - Dallas Observer