Press Quotes

"They are very, very good. That's why I keep having them back."
Buddy Guy

"Bloody excellent"
Hugh Laurie

"The Reverend's ability to keep a crowd going all night long is a matter of haunted local legend."
Brian Barney, Shepherd Express

"These guys are really good...This is head and shoulders one of the best homegrown CDs I've heard in a long time"
Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records

"You guys are the real deal" Tad Robinson

"Highly recommended"
Rockin Johnny Burgin

“I've been a big fan of Reverend Raven for many years. Give his band one listen and you’ll become a convert as well. Strong vocals and incredible guitar playing, along with swaggering sax or hot harp, and a rhythm section that locks it all together into mighty grooves, this is how today's Chicago-style blues should sound!”
Don "T-Bone" Erikson, Founding Editor, Blues Wax Magazine

"Best in the Midwest"
Johnny Rawls

"Standing ovation at Buddy Guy's Legends"
Joanna Gray

"One of the best acts I've ever seen at the Bayfront Blues Festival"
Blue Monday Magazine

"Milwaukee's Best Blues Band"
Shepherd Express

"Highly recommended"
Tom Hyslop, Blues Revue Magazine

"America's Best Kept Blues Secret"
Miami Blues Society

"Classic Chicago Blues"
Ray Stiles, Blues on Stage

"Highly recommended"
Steve Jones, Crossroads Blues Society

"Thanks for a super show Reverend! And seeing Slim bringing it again with you was icing on the cake. The Suncoast Blues Society heard real Chicago Blues Saturday night."
Tom Carter/Suncoast Blues Society

I just sat in with these guys in Columbus at The Thirsty Ear on Thursday night - big fun! The Reverend has really got it going on."
Sean Carney

"The Reverend’s ability to keep a crowd going all night long is a matter of haunted local legend."
Brian Barney, Shepherd Express

"It was great having you guys at Bluesmore this year! What a fine show."
Evan Vulich/Linn County Blues Society

"You put on a great show"
Randy Hoffman/Alpena Blues Society

"The 2013 City of Sturgeon Bay Harmony by the Bay Concert Series...our most successful... Without question, the success was directly attributable to the musicans who performed....without a doubt this year's best show was put on by Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys. In fact, it was the best blues performance we have ever had. These guys know how to play the blues! Their music selection and unique delivery was truly enjoyable. I do hope that their schedule will allow them to visit Sturgeon Bay for our 2014 series."
Thad Birmingham, Mayor - Sturgeon Bay

“Charlie Boyer And the results are in! 2012 Touring Blues Band of the Year: Reverend Richard Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys 2012 Touring Blues Band Show of the Year: Mac Arnold and Plate Full O' Blues at the Southwest Florida Blues Festival. 2012 Bartender of the Year: Nicole Anne at Bostons Delray! 2012 Soundman of the Year: Ray at The Funky Biscuit More to come... ”
Charlie Boyet - Jazz and Blues Florida


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