Tweed Funk: "Love Is"

"With J.D. Optekar and producer Greg Koch supplying the guitar oomph, Tweed Funk takes the listener on an aural tour of various soul and blues roads without diluting any of the strength of those various avenues. Whether it's J.B. funk, old-school horn driven R&B, or a simple shuffle, the fellows know how to work it."
~ John Heidt / Vintage Guitar Magazine

"The band brings an edge to the music of their forefathers by wrapping together blues, soul, funk, and elements of hip-hop in show band style."
~ festival program

Greg Trooper: "Upside-Down Town"
"When the Hammond B-3 kicks in to start this album, trailed by Trooper's resonant, soulful, alt-country vibrato, it's clear one of America's best (and underappreciated) songwriters is taking us along for another enchanting ride through a life of bruised relationships, guarded hopes, and interesting characters.

Trooper, who has worked with Garry Tallent and the legendary Dan Penn as his producers in the past, settles in with Stewart Lerman (Marshall Crenshaw) this time and they've assembled the usual fine cast of supporting players, notably Kenneth Blevins (John Hiatt), Dave Jacques (John Prine) and Kevin McKendree (Delbert McClinton)."
~ Jim Morrison / www.nodepression.com