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"...a pioneer in both acoustic and electric blues."
-- Durango Telegraph, Chris Aaland

"...Smokin' Hot Blues!"
-- Durango Herald, Ann Butler

"The guy knows his way around a guitar..."
-- Durango Herald, Bryant Liggett

"I wish I could play guitar like Kirk."
-- Richie Havens

"Man! That guy can play!"
-- Big Mike Griffin

" 'The Way It Goes' ... a small pearl within modern acoustic blues."
-- Rock Magazine - Norway

"His guitar playing is just as convincing whether he presents original songs or arrangements of traditional songs..."
-- Rock Magazine - Norway

"James is able to write songs that sound both fresh and original and still reflect the traditional blues idiom."
-- Rock Magazine - Norway

"...a dimension of country blues ambiance..."
-- Blues Revue Magazine - USA

"The Way It Goes ...a no-frills solo release full of rich National Resonator guitar licks and soulful lyrics."
-- Blues Revue Magazine - USA

"Kirk James is an excellent acoustic guitarist, and this disc provides ample opportunity for his skills to shine."
-- Living Blues Magazine - USA

"Backdoor Boogie can undoubtedly be pooled with the likes of the early blues legends with its straightforward, melodic acoustic blues originals and several interpretations of classic blues numbers."
-- Glyphs Magazine - USA

"...original blues and covers featuring acoustic and bottleneck slide guitar with Kirk's Brombergesque singing."
-- Blues Access Magazine - USA

"Kirk is an impressive guitarist who is equally at home playing the delicate slide he employs on his two Robert Johnson covers... but it is the 11 originals that really make this set stand out."
-- Blueprint Magazine - England

"...lovely finger picking... this is an impressive debut by an artist whom, I am convinced, you'll be hearing a lot more of."
-- Blueprint Magazine - England

"This is a set of alternately playful and intense acoustic blues. Kirk James sings like a full-bodied and soulful David Bromberg and his guitar playing is out of the slicker Piedmont blues school with elaborate slide solos and touches of ragtime picking."
-- Cadence Review of Jazz and Blues - USA

"For those of you who can't get used to all the background noise on old 78-records, Kirk James' Backdoor Boogie is an excellent alternative… a fantastic guitar player."
-- Rock Magazine - Norway

"Kirk pulls a rather serious slide on "Leavin' Trunk", "Stop Breaking Down" and "Kind Hearted Woman", while "Dreamy Eyed Girl" is performed in a more relaxed way."
-- Hogtown News - Belgium

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