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This site is an archive of the active years of Ol' Yeller, of Minneapolis MN. 2000-2007



click on cd image to read more:

Ol' Yeller Nuzzle Country Penance Sounder Good Luck LEVELS

self-titled / nuzzle / "country" / penance / sounder / good luck / LEVELS

Ol' Yeller songs are also now available on iTunes. Click on album title below:

Nuzzle Penance Sounder Good Luck LEVELS

note: "country" is free to download, click the MP3 link at the Blue Rose Records site

Ol' Yeller on FACEBOOK


"If you’re into rock ‘n’ roll and you have yet to discover one of the best tunesmiths in Minnesota history, there’s no reason you can’t start here." --Duluth News Tribune 11/22/12

"Like summertime lakes and sleepy hometowns, Ol' Yeller is something you don't realize how much you missed until you soak up its comfort once again." -VitaMN 12/5/12

"Ol' Yeller is as authentic as a wet, crumpled dollar next to a whiskey sour and Rich Mattson is Minnesota's cross between John Fogerty, Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer." --City Pages, "Gimme Noise" 12/7/12

"It’s nice to see that Ol’ Yeller are still defiantly kicking ass in that way that people used to, sounding like a damn great live rock and roll band cranking up terrific songs in some dark, smoke-filled studio somewhere in the Iron Range that smells a little bit of old beer and a little bit of man-sweat. And believe me, that’s no bad thing - that’s the way it should be done." --Jon Hunt, L'etoile Magazine 11/28/12

"..it's awesome to hear that not only are Ol' Yeller reuniting..but they're also in the midst of recording a new album." ..Andrea Swensson, The Current blog "Friday 5"

MN Music Awards "Rock Recording of the Year" 2006: 'Good Luck' by Ol' Yeller

MN Music Awards "Rock Artist/Group of the Year" 2006: Ol' Yeller

"What’s not to like?" --Americana-UK 7/25/06

"..if this band doesn't make it big, I'm gonna kick some motherfucking honky record company radio programming executive fat fucked-up ass. --New York Press 7/19/01-Vol.14, Iss. 17

"..quality Americana for anyone who likes a glass of wine with their meat and potatoes." --No Depression Sept-Oct 2001

Best Songwriter-Rich Mattson CITY PAGES
Best of the Twin Cities May 2, 2001

"There really isn't a bad track on this record.." --Rift Magazine

"Minneapolis quartet Ol' Yeller is the latest in a long line of worthy roots-rock acts from the Twin Cities." --Time Out New York
April 12-19, 2001

"One of [their] best cd's yet.." --Star Tribune 6/9/06

"Perfect pop.."--Minneapolis City Pages, 6/7/06

"..a reliable source of rootsy rock that goes down well with a Grain Belt." - The Onion 6/8/06

"Ol' Yeller 's Rich Mattson is one of my favorite singer-songwriters in town.."--Chris Reimenschneider, Minneapolis Star Tribune, September 3, 2004

"..another picture-perfect snapshot of a place, a time and an era.."--Pulse of the Twin Cities 5/31/06

Although we've come to expect a lot from Rich Mattson throughout the years, he is not one to let down. --Ripsaw News, 3/20/2002

Awarded best ROCK GROUP and best ROCK ALBUM (Good Luck) by the Minnesota Music Academy, 2006



"our finest singer...unpretentious...makes Fogerty look like a poseur.."

-from City Pages - "sounder " review


--Patrick Stewart, actor (actual quote, referring to Ol' Yeller's first album)