"Bluesdusters is the project of a pair of blues veterans, Johnnie O. (John Nelson) from Chicago via Denver and L.A., and Grif (Leonard Griffie) from L.A. via L.A. These two and their bandmates generally stay away from covers and while they have a blues sound, they have a unique sound, dare we say it... an original sound. They call it American roots music and they know what they are talking about. Go for it, guys!"
The Landmark, Yachats, Oregon
"Out of Oregon, this outfit boasts two leads: Chicagoan John O. Nelson on sinuous slide and soulful vocals - and Leonard 'Grif' Griffie - Albert King styled vocally and guitaristically. All the material falls into the bags of original, classy, modern blues, tasteful (i.e. fairly restrained) blues-rock, or some fine sixties r&b inflected material - Nelson occasionally works with Solomon Burke, who gives the band an endorsement on the sleeve. It is easy to see why the Bluesdusters have a growing reputation out on the West Coast and this release deserves to spread their fame further afield."
Blues & Rhythm Magazine
"Listen and you can hear echoes of B.B., Albert and Freddie King or Chicago stalwarts such as Otis Rush, Buddy Guy and Muddy Waters.
The Bluesdusters' music has been informed by those masters, but the band takes that information and creates a new beginning. Every song shimmies with energy as the CD builds momentum like a well-planned set."
Grants Pass Daily Courier, Oregon READ THE ENTIRE REVIEW
"You really know how to play the blues in the third millennium. Your songs sound fresh but at the same time they are strongly rooted in the blues. Together with a tight band it makes an enjoyable CD.
It will be my pleasure to play your music in my shows. I'm sure that my listeners will enjoy it as much as I do."
Radio Sfera, Poland
"We especially liked the great homogeneity of the group's play. The various trends of the Chicago style have been assimilated to perfection."
Radio Canal Bleu, France
"As soon as I got it, I played it on my show and, considering the many radio-friendly cuts, this cd will be on my playlists for weeks, even months."
Blues Host, CKRL-fm 89.1 Quebec City, Canada
"Hock everything to get to Oregon to experience a Bluesdusters gig . . . alternatively, hock everything & have them play for you in your local . . . either way, The Bluesdusters are guaranteed to rock the joint."
Blues Freepress, UK, bluesfreepress.org
"Passion, strong mood, genuine rhythms and clear-timbered voices that colour a new canvas of blues."
"They are blues veterans and it's easy to notice that while listening to this album. Their music is mature, steeped in solid rhythm'n'blues sound and nicely arranged. Just listen to album's opener, "Petrifyd"; "Dark Side Of The Moon" with this special Bo Diddley "flow"; or Albert Collins inspired "Believe Me". The whole CD is very enjoyable and it would be really nice to listen to those guys in a small club..."
TwoJ Blues, Poland