"Dolzani exists somewhere between the sawdust covered floors of Southern dance halls and the green fields of the best folk festivals." - Lonesome Noise Blog

Just like Neil Young, Dolzani finds comfort in infusing pop-like hooks and rock accessibility to his brand of Americana. - Lonesome Noise Blog

“Dolzani is a skilled songwriter who’s able to turn even the most pessimistic circumstances into a scenario worth singing about' - No Depression

"Melodies that are eternally engaging, and, on more than one occasion, even soothing and seductive.” – No Depression

'A gifted singer/songwriter' - South Shore Folk Music Club (Kingston, MA)

"Brian Dolzani is passionate about every gig, large or small, and that passion shines through his live performances. He was a pleasure to host and we look forward to having him back" - Tracey Delfino, Trespass Music (Buzards Bay, MA)


It’s o.k. to wear your heart on your sleeve every now and then. It’s o.k. to put it all out there. It exemplifies a certain type of bravery to allow raw emotion to take over because the risk you run is a lack of reciprocation. You risk be shattered like a piece of glass meeting a hammer for the first time. It becomes doubly dangerous for the artist who puts both his emotions and his influences on such vivid display. But the payoff when it all clicks, the pureness of it all, is as refreshing as a tall glass of water on a steamy Summer evening. Just ask Connecticut’s Brian Dolzani, because on his newest release, A Place That I Can Feel, he’s accomplished just that.


Brian Dolzani’s melancholy musings are remarkably affecting, and while he sometimes seems as if he’s in a perpetual state of yearning — if not mourning — his relationship worries are easily relatable to anyone engaged in the long distance quest to find Mr. or Mrs. Right. [more]


There are certain albums that we use to mark time. Consider this chronology… In 1969, Neil Young released his first, self titled, solo album which demonstrated that he was a distinct artist apart from the Buffalo Springfield. In 1991, Matthew Sweet released Girlfriend, a mix of ballads and joyful hard rock pop that resulted in its becoming the best-selling album on college campuses that year. And in late 2012, Brian Dolzani released his lower-case entitled 12-song collection, if i don’t speak a word…[more]


Dolzani can also craft some surprisingly catchy melodies. While he seems to effectively clone Neil Young in the rocking “Whether or Not,” I suspect songs like “Sail This Sea,” “Before Goodnight,” and “Autumn in Central Park,” songs that deal directly with relationships, seem more honest. They are all three melodic gems that will stick with you. And come to think of it, so will “Whether or Not.” [more]

By Jim Pasinski, 2/25/13 – Excerpts

The album begins with the lyrical “Older Now” as he explains his words of wisdom. The twelve-song release is more about the words than the music as Dolzani’s vocals on “Whether or Not” remind us of an earlier version of Neil Young & Crazy Horse, before feedback became Neil Young’s power chord. The songs that strike the most interest are the mostly acoustic storytelling of “Before Goodnight” and “Broken.” The album finishes up with the inner search for love in “Autumn In Central Park” and how to deal with love in “I’m Sorry Now.” [more]