“Consider the close-in immediacy of Hiss Golden Messenger triangulated with the cinematic scope of Calexico - a space on the smudged and torn map that's well-removed from the noise of the nearest city.” -ROUTES & BRANCHES
"In his own way, this New Mexico native is taking cues from the likes of Waits, Steinbeck and Hemingway as he strives to shine light on the plight of working-class men and women in our time — and while that’s not always pretty, this record has very few blemishes.” -MARQUEE MAGAZINE
“. . . lush arrangements over Springteenesque stories about coal miners, factory workers and Hoffman himself, all wondering about their station in life and if there is something bigger out there.” -DENVER WESTWORD
"Channeling Bruce Springsteen through a folk and Americana sound . . . In our divisive times we are need of artistic voices to speak for the everyman and his struggles without judgement, and 'Letters' makes it clear that New Mexican possesses this ability.” -GLIDE MAGAZINE
“ . . . real life, real stories of people, and getting back to the heart of what makes us tick.” -THE NEW SCENE
“Feet-in-the-Dirt Honesty . . . depth of experience . . . gorgeously melodic.” -THE DENVER POST REVERB
New Mexican is the solo project of American folk rock musician Matt Hoffman.