"Last night I saw one of the best bands I’ve ever seen in close to 50 years of attending gigs. It was the incredible Petunia and the Vipers at the Chichester Inn, Chichester (UK). A small but perfectly formed crowd was treated to some incredible musicianship and a totally unique vocalist who can’t really be compared to anyone else."
- Mike Morrison, Americana/Roots, UK
- Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
"PETUNIA: ...he has a unique, surreal style all of his own ... His live performances have been likened to an Avant-Country night club scene from a David Lynch movie! One to watch, BONANZA thinks!"
- Martyn Myers, Bonanza radio on ResonanceFM, LONDON, UK
"...hillbilly-flavoured-swing inflected-ragtime-goodtime-thunderously rolling-one-of-a-kind-you-don't-want-to-miss-this-sort-of-a-show"
- PETERBOROUGH Examiner, ON
"REAL UNDERGROUND MUSIC. Foot-tapping country & western laced with rock and jazz."
- The New York Post, NYC, NY
"When Petunia yodels, the crowd just about levitates on a cloud of barely disguised hysteria."
- The GRAND FORKS Gazette, BC
"Every song is a unique gem."
- Bill Smale, CKUL Radio station, LETHBRIDGE, AB
"He's an amazing player!"
- Janna Graham, CHMA Radio station, SACKVILLE, NB
"With his lonesome-whippoorwill yodel and Eisenhower-threads, Petunia conjured up the ghost of the late Hank Williams"
- Georgia Straight, VANCOUVER, BC
"Everybody's talking about this ultracool, hillbilly cowboy singer from Quebec who keeps traveling back and forth across Canada singing his songs in little joints & coffee houses, collecting new friends fans - wherever he goes. From what I can tell so far, he seems to be the real McCoy, A delightful mix of Hank Williams, rural rap, appalachian stringband all rolled into one tight, entertaining package."
- Tom Wilson, Jackdaws Pub, CALGARY, AB
"...danceable, romanceable and haunting..."
- KEREMEOS Review, BC
"...rousing organic sound..."
- Dig This Real, NYC, NY
"... his music is unmistakable."
- Gary Middleholtz, CBC Mainstreet (Radio), ST JOHN, NB
"(His) tunes reveal an almost innate sense for the past - Think Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell - filtered through an insightful and unique perspective."
- The Vancouver Sun, VANCOUVER, BC
"Every once in a while, you stumble into a bar, or a pub, or around a street corner and the unexpected hits you. It could be anything. Sometimes you run into something so powerful, so chilling, so good and so unexpected you don't know what the hell to do other than hoot, holler and yell for more.
This exact instance happened to me Saturday night in High River when I caught Petunia's show."
- Greg 'James' Callsen , The Eagle 100.9 FM - HIGH RIVER, AB
"Petunia & The Loons" CD -- #1 Independant release of the year on Canadian College Radio for 2007 in the Folk/Roots/Blues category on the !Earshot charts.
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